Hyundai Elantra BTR Edition revealed for SEMA

Hyundai has wheeled out another hotted-up show car ahead of the SEMA show later this month - the BTR Edition Elantra Sport concept.
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Designed in conjunction with Blood Type Racing, the BTR Edition builds on the standard Elantra Sport – known as the SR Turbo in Australia – platform with some fairly serious performance upgrades.

Along with the requisite ECU and engine management tweaks, the engine has been treated to a Devil’s Own water/methanol injection system, along with free-breathing intake and exhaust combo.

On the handling front, there are Toyo T1 Sport tyres wrapped around 19-inch wheels, and the car sits on HSD coilover suspension. New sway bars, a new strut tower brace and more chassis bracing have been fitted to stiffen things up.

Above: Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo

There’s no danger of confusing the BTR with a regular Elantra from the outside, thanks to its bright orange paintwork, bolt-on wheel arch extensions and that gigantic rear wing. The splitter seems impractical for driveways and speedbumps, but it also looks absolutely brilliant.

Meanwhile, the interior has been re-stitched, and diamond-patterned floor mats have been added to the standard Elantra cabin. The steering wheel is now finished in carbon-fiber, and the interior lighting system is a bespoke LED setup.

"The BTR Edition Elantra Sport takes the Elantra beyond its capable OEM-development roots without sacrificing daily drivability," said Sam Lee, product manager at Blood Type Racing. "Building upon the well-developed Elantra Sport platform, powertrain and design fundamentals, we’ve given enthusiasts a new vision of where this affordable sport compact wants to go."

The BTR Edition Elantra Sport will join the Hypereconiq Ioniq on the Hyundai stand at SEMA in Las Vegas.