Many Complain That Hyundai car's don't have Enough Steam.
it's BETA inline-4 and it's DELTA V6 Could Have Big Potentials,
so what should i suggest?
Develop a Perofrmance Division and maybe Hyundai Could Be a Player in the Battle for the Imports.
Imagine what the Tiburon could be transformed into when hyundai Make's Hop-up's for the Tibby and all their car line-up
Shark Racing's products are neat,not to mention the ever popular min-garage kit
A Tiburon with the SC-2 Body kit doesn't even look like a hyundai,but a european exotic.
Toyota Has it's TRD
Honda Has it's MUGEN
Mazda has it's MAZDASPEED
and Nissan Has it's NISMO
How about Hyundai for HYUNDAISPEED?
Don't You Think?
Subtle 5-speed J-2 operative since 2010.
hyundai has a stereotype for cars with no "go" and are crappy in build quality and stuff so calling it "hyundai speed" would be an oxymoron to most tuners who dont own a hyundai. if they called it something totally not associated with the word hyundai then id say go for it.
1998 Hyundai Tiburon FX 5 speed
AEM Cold Air Intake w/ air bypass valve
Shark Racing front strut bar
KVR front/rear drilled rotors
EBC Greenstuff front brake pads
KVR semi metallic carbon fiber rear brake pads
Nology Hot Wires plug wires
Denso Iridium spark plugs
B&M Short shifter
Ignited push start ignition
Which is a shame.. the marketing execs should figure it out by looking at the other players.. I am sure that half the Honda civics that were sold last year were by word of mouth by tuners or by people who saw a nice one (I know, that is rare) and though they could do it too.
I mean.. even Hyundai uses the Min Garage Kit in their ads in Sport Compact Car.
That warranty is probably getting dropped in the 2006 model year. Prices are slowly but surely closing the gap to the major import players on the tiburon (as far as MSRP goes), and somewhat with the elantra. The sonata and accent are just plain cheap still, lol.
Hyundai will probably start playing up Hyundai's racing heritage(?) in rally overseas, but unless rallying really takes off in the states we wont see that ad campaign here. Hyundai is dabbling in the performance industry more than they have in the past, so who knows.
Never run out of real estate, traction & ideas at the same time.
2008 yamaha WR250R - no car, no worries
1998 Accent L - #13 FSP SCCA Solo2 in 2005, SOLD
2001 Accent GS - RIP
Well I believe Hyundai is planning this. Check out their plans for the WRC. Subaru and Mitsubishi have Prodrive, STI, and Ralliart trespectively. With their plans right now, it appears their new R&D in Germany is the start of that. The R&D will be setting the standard for all Hyundai R&D's around the World. And if it competes, don't be surprised, but don't expect it for another 5-10 years...
2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS
2005 Hyosung Comet GT 250
1993 Mazda Miata
Des Moines, WA
"The other guys are all jealous of me, When I cruise in my Hyundai Elantra GT. And the girls always feel a romantic explosion, When they learn that my warranty covers corrosion." (Dave Barry - Seattle Times)
They did start this in a minor way with the F2 & f2 Evo in the UK, but then had a minor falling out that turned in to a major one with MSD - See the rallying posts...
Rumour has it that they are going to start again with limited edition, higher performance versions of cars in the future... There is also the small case of Rally Homog rules that means at least 500 road going versions of the rally car have to be produced for Rally F1... which is where they are heading with the new team.... All sing 'Turbo Accent' together now
Black '01 2.0 SE Coupe
Pipercross CAI and CF rears...
Who needs more????
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