Hyundai Coupe Becomes Galatea Revision

Galatea RevisionGalatea RevisionGalatea RevisionGalatea RevisionGalatea RevisionGalatea RevisionGalatea RevisionGalatea RevisionGalatea Revision
Coach builders are an elite of the automotive world, offering bewildering creations that can be considered true works of art.

However, some coachbuilders decide to give birth to controversial creations and this is the case of the Hyundai Tiburon/Coupe Revision, which was brought to life by a company called Galatea Automobiles (pronounced Gal-ah-tay-ah).

Unlike many kit cars that are based on a fairly old donor car, the Galatea is a comparatively modern car with modern features. Some of the features on the car shown include front and side airbags, a V6 engine, leather seats, moonroof, and an Infiniti sound system,” stated the press release.

The new bodywork was designed by Robert R. Fechtmann. The kit includes a list of fiberglass parts: a new hood, fenders, front bumper, headlights, rear bumper and taillights. It also comes with badges and a detailed instruction book for the installation and retails for a price of $5,180.

The Hyundai Tiburon was used as a base for the new design, because it already has a strong Italian influence in the side profile of the body. The objective was to replace the original front and rear end with a design that amplifies the Italian influence. Every part was built from scratch, instead of using existing parts as a template. Therefore, every surface is new and dramatically different from the original design,” stated the press release.

In case you were wondering the name “Galatea” originates from an ancient Greek myth about a man who sculpts his vision of a perfect woman out of ivory, which he names Galatea.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Andrei Tutu
Andrei Tutu profile photo

In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories