From a rendering to reality Rockstar Performance Garage transformed a 2016 Hyundai Tucson 1.6L turbo for the 2015 Hyundai Motor America SEMA show booth, number 24387
Rockstar Performance Garage, the off-road specialists, teamed up with Hyundai Motor America for the first time to inject off-road functionality and style into a 2016 Hyundai Tucson turbo
Rockstar Performance Garage (RPG), the off-road specialists, teamed up with Hyundai Motor America for the first time to inject off-road functionality and style into a 2016 Hyundai Tucson turbo for the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The RPG built 2016 Hyundai Tucson crossover utility vehicle was officially revealed at Hyundai’s SEMA 2015 press conference on November 3, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PT.
The bumper-to-bumper overhaul of the Rockstar Garage 2016 Hyundai Tucson turbo started with the most important piece of any serious off-roader: the suspension. The RPG Tucson sits six inches over stock height, riding on comparatively huge; 32-inch MTZ P3 tires from Mickey Thompson, and a fully-custom, adjustable shocks and struts system from King Shocks. The vehicle’s wheel wells were reconstructed to create space for the new setup which is able to fit the massive suspension and tire combination.
Performance modifications to the 2016 Hyundai Tucson turbo included upgraded turbo piping, a high-flow Magnaflow exhaust, a custom K&N air intake system and a new intercooler from Mishimoto. These performance upgrades help the 2016 Hyundai Tucson turbo engine breathe more freely, providing a performance boost to the 1.6-liter “Gamma” four-cylinder power plant. Power is delivered to all four wheels through a 6-speed DCT transmission.
The bumper-to-bumper overhaul of the Rockstar Performance Garage 2016 Hyundai Tucson SEMA build started with the most important piece of any serious off-roader: the suspension
A custom LED light bar setup from Bulldog LED Lighting and custom off road bumpers help the Rockstar Performance Garage 2016 Hyundai Tucson 1.6L turbo shrug off impacts
“The focus behind this build was to create an off-roader that nobody expected,” said Nic Ashby, owner and general partner, Rockstar Performance Garage. “The Tucson was a great starting platform with its rigid frame and plenty of room in the engine bay for modifications. With the complete suspension overhaul and blacked-out appearance, this Tucson is guaranteed to be a head turner in line with the Rockstar lifestyle.”
Rounding out the exterior visual modifications, the Rockstar Garage 2016 Hyundai Tucson has been finished in a black and yellow livery, smoked rear tail lights, a custom LED light bar setup from Bulldog LED Lighting, and custom off road bumpers to help the vehicle shrug off impacts.
The RPG Tucson also comes equipped with Hyundai’s next-generation Blue Link system. Blue Link’s Destination Search Powered by Google™ will help the vehicle get to all its events with ease as it tours the country in 2016, and all the gear inside will be kept safe using remote lock from the Blue Link mobile app for Apple Watch and Android Wear. The RPG team can also rest easy, knowing that if their Tucson is ever stolen, Blue Link can assist authorities to quickly find and immobilize it.
Rockstar Garage reconstructed the 2016 Hyundai Tucson’s wheel wells to create space for a fully-custom, adjustable shocks and struts system from King Shocks
A complete list of modifications made by Rockstar Performance Garage 2016 Hyundai Tucson turbo for the Hyundai Motor America 2015 SEMA Show booth is listed below. Find performance upgrades for your vehicle, including K&N Air Filters for the Hyundai Tucson, using the K&N search by vehicle tool.
Mishimoto 2.5-in. Stainless Steel Down Pipe and Charge Pipe with Front Mount Intercooler
Rockstar Energy-Licensed/Mishimoto Billet Oil Catch Can
Mishimoto 19-Row Oil Cooler
Turbonetics Godzilla Blow-Off Valve
K&N Air Filters Custom K&N Air Intake System
Custom Magnaflow Center Exhaust
Odyssey Dry Cell Battery
Lucas Oil Fluids
Heatshield Products Lava Wrap
Clamp Aid Hose Clamp and T-Bolt Covers
King Shocks 2.5-in. Adjustable Strut Coilovers
King Shocks Rear 2.5-in. Shocks with Remote Reservoirs and Progressive Off-Road Springs
Mickey Thompson 32-in. MTZ P3 Tires
KMC 17-in. XD Series "Bully" Off-Road Wheels
The Rockstar Garage 2016 Hyundai Tucson sits six inches over stock height, riding on comparatively huge; 32-inch MTZ P3 tires from Mickey Thompson and KMC 17-in. XD Series wheels
RPG and Wicked Image Designs Custom Roof Rack
RPG and Wicked Image Designs Custom Bumpers
Bulldog LED Lighting 40-in. LED Light Bars
Bulldog LED Lighting 2-in. LED Spikes
sPOD Electronic Control Center for Accessory Options
Bullet Liner Coated Off-Road Bumpers and Skirts
Kicker Audio Sound System
High Output Speakers
Scosche Integrated Stereo Install Kits
Wiring and Accessories
Tintman Window Tint
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty; Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.