More than enough to convince an automotive virtual artist to do something about it, apparently. As such, upon popular request, Jim – the pixel master better known as jlord8 on social media – has delivered the awaited CGI revival. Using the eighth-generation mid-size Sonata as a base, along with a few N Performance cues.
Well, that triggered a storm of mixed feelings. First and foremost, people immediately wondered how come the CGI expert used a Sonata that was left barren of a couple of doors instead of the smaller Elantra. Even better, they asked for an Elantra N transformation, rather than a simple Sonata N Line to Tiburon coupe morphing.
Secondly, many were not satisfied with the styling. This might not be the artist’s fault, as some probably have a few beefs with Hyundai’s design credo. Someone even went as far as claiming “the Sonata does look like a dead fish face...” That would be a subtle jab at Tiburon’s Spanish translation, as the word “tiburón” means shark.
Anyway, we have a different kind of mystery on our minds. Clearly, this Sonata without two doors is just an N Line, which is all show and no extra go. Additionally, neither Hyundai’s Elantra N nor the Sonata punch above the four-cylinder engine game. So, where did the Hyundai Performance and V8 hashtags come from?
Is the author hilariously suggesting this wishful thinking creation would stand a chance against Detroit’s muscle cars?!