Hyundai has detailed another of its special-edition vehicles for the 2014 SEMA show, and this time it is a street art-inspired JP Edition 2015 Hyundai Sonata Turbo. In addition to its street-art exterior design, the unique Sonata will debut with a litany of interior, exterior, and mechanical upgrades.
Builder John Pangilinan sought out the expertise of Los Angeles-based street artist Mr. 44 for the JP Edition 2015 Hyundai Sonata exterior design. “Inspired by a trip earlier this year to the Pow! Wow! Hawai’i art event in Hawaii, I wanted to connect the street art culture to automotive, without going too over the top with a full-blown art car,” said Pangilinan in statement.
Pangilinan added a custom body kit from LTMW to give the JP Edition 2015 Hyundai Sonata a wider stance and more aggressive look, complete with custom V-shaped LED headlights, flared out wheel arches and a black-contrast front lip spoiler. Inside the cabin, lightweight RECARO sport seats replace the stock seats, attached with Bisimoto brackets and wrapped in Katzkin leather. A BP Auto Sound audio system with Alpine and Scosche electronics include a new head unit for Apple’s CarPlay interface.
Engine modifications to the standard 2015 Hyundai Sonata include an AEM cold air intake, MagnaFlow exhaust system, a Bisimoto intercooler pipe, Progress Sport springs, KW coilovers, Toyo R888 tires, and 19-inch RAYS Gram Lights 57Getter wheels Hyundai has not said whether the engine upgrades apply to the 2.0-liter or 2.4-liter Sonata engine, but we do know that Bisimoto was able to tune the latter to an astonishing 708 hp in its Sonata SEMA car.
Watch the video below for a closer look at how Pangilinan devised and executed the JP Edition 2015 Hyundai Sonata Turbo, and check back for more photos of the Hyundai stage during our coverage of the 2014 SEMA show in Las Veags, beginning November 4.