Hyundai seems to be very enthusiastic in courting the American tuning community. Not only has the Korean brand supplied three units of its Equus flagship saloon to tuners for SEMA (click to view the work of Rhys Millen Racing, DUB magazine and Mummbles Marketing), they also let RIDES magazine work on a Hyundai Sonata Turbo. Not sure about you, but it’s my first time seeing a modified YF, and it looks great!

This 274 bhp/375 Nm 2.0T that rolled out from Alabama gets a bodykit that includes new front and rear bumpers, side skirts, rear spoiler and roof spoiler, which all work together to accentuate the Sonata’s “fluidic sculpture” design. Other key exterior elements are the matte pearl paint job from BASF, 20-inch Rennen Modular M9 concave wheels with Falken FK452 tyres, smoked taillights and painted headlights. Also included are a matte black debadged front grille, Audi LED fog lights and 3M vinyl carbon wrap on the roof.

RIDES also reupholstered the cabin in a combination of black leather and suede with red stitching plus carbon fibre trim. Residing in the boot are two JBL 12-inch subwoofers paired with two amplifiers. To top things off, a custom quad tip exhaust was installed out back, while an S-Max front mount intercooler replaces the factory unit up front.

Check out the gallery after the jump.

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