In 1991, when the Rodney King beating first broke air, reports had indicated that Mr. King was traveling in excess of 100 mph for over 7.8 miles in his Hyundai. With that said, the severity of his case was diffused with a barrage of jokes indicating that his Hyundai wasn’t even capable of traveling at such speeds. Well, that was then and this is now, and if Rodney had the new Tiburon back then, things may have been quite different. Prepared to be schooled by the APC gurus who did this Hyundai just right. In case you don’t know, we’re talking about the pros at American Products Company of Corona, California.

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Owner: American Products Company Vehicle: 2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT City/ State: Corona, California Club: No affiliation

Rims and Rubber: 18-inch Ro_Ja Formula 5 wheels and Falken P215/35-ZR18 tires.

Suspension: Bringing this high profile celebrity Hyundai back to earth is a set of Intrax springs. The springs drop the vehicle 1 _ inches while the installation of the light weight 18-inch RO_JA Formula 5 rims help provide guidance and sure footed road prowess.

Audio/Video: On the audio/video front, the Tiburon remains pretty much stock with the exception of a new sound system which will come in the form of a brand new Tiburon which will replace this one here. The new car is rumored to have all-new products as well as a sound system which is being planned out this very minute.

Paint and Body Mods: The stock lines of the Hyundai were altered through the addition of a body kit which was designed and promoted by a joint collaboration between Hot Wheels and APC. The body kit’s aggressive styling cues are backed by an equally impressive paint job that brings out the lines of the vehicle and the custom paint.

Interior: Inside you’ll find a very soothing two-tone interior which incorporates reupholstered seats accented by black suede insets. Each of the headrests sport APC logos while the center console and other plastic trim pieces have been painted orange to help strengthen the motif, while creating a harmonious balance throughout the vehicle.

Performance: Underneath the hood, the factory powerplant remains relatively stock with the exception of some minor cosmetic touches. The plastic engine pieces which cover the 2.7-liter DOHC V-6 was treated to a splash of orange paint which helped maintain its very sherbet appeal. And with an engine so pretty and stock looking it’s hard to believe that it produces 181 horsepower.