The aftermarket shows off.
Hyundai has revealed one of its likely many show cars for next month's SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada. SEMA, or Specialty Equipment Market Association, has become an event where mainstream automakers have become major players, all eager to display current or upcoming models with various levels of modification. Often times, automakers team up with aftermarket tuners while others opt to go at it alone, such as this: the Hyundai Veloster N Performance Concept.
The automaker has just released details about this concept hot hatch and, on paper and visually, it looks pretty stunning. This hot hatch features a number of bolt-on parts for an even sharper appearance. Examples pieces from KWA include an aggressive rear wing, customized hood, and contrasting orange elements on the front and rear fascias, hood, side sills, and side mirror covers.
The interior sports plenty of Alcantara trim such as Sabelt seats, an aluminum shift knob, sport floor mats, and even a red button for starting and shutting off the engine. The turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four appears to retain the stock 275 horsepower but the hot hatch's sound has been enhanced thanks to a Capriso cat-back exhaust system. The standard six-speed manual remains unchanged as well.
Instead of adding more power, Hyundai opted to focus attention on the Veloster N's lateral and braking capabilities, via an Extreme Racing coil-over suspension setup. It utilizes H&R coil springs, front and rear anti-roll bars, additional chassis bracing from WIF, and 19-inch OZ wheels wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires.
There are also six-piston front and four-piston rear rotors courtesy of Alcon that hold in place 15-inch front and 14.2-inch rear rotors. Chances are the Veloster N Performance Concept will remain a show car; it's merely an example of what can be done with the proper aftermarket components. SEMA 2019 will get underway on November 5 and ends on November 8.