Velocity Veloster Bound for SEMA

SEMA 2012 / Comments

Sporting a Cosworth-tuned engine and track-focused features, the Velocity is a representation of a Veloster taken to the extreme.

Hyundai revealed a pair of tuned Veloster concepts over the past couple of days, but they weren't bound for SEMA as you'd expect. They were showcased at the Australian International Motor Show. But don't think that Hyundai, which has quickly emerged as a tuner favorite, won't be at the Vegas aftermarket expo in full force. In addition to the Cosworth-tuned Genesis coupe it will be displaying at SEMA, the Korean automaker will also present the Veloster Velocity concept.

Packing 400 horsepower, the 1.6-liter turbo four in the Velocity Veloster was also tuned by Cosworth, which installed new pistons and rods, upgraded turbocharger, intercooler, intake manifold and fuel and engine management systems. Hyundai's own California design and engineering divisions then added some mods of their own.

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Hyundai gave the Velocity Veloster a set of 19-inch HRE P40 lightweight satin-charcoal alloys, a full body kit with brake ducts, rear diffuser and large rear wing, racing livery, Bilstein dampers, Sparco seat belts, Kumho high-performance tires, and a Katzkin suede interior with custom "raven and scarlet" upholstery colors and a roll bar. Hyundai's head of design at the Irvine design center, Chris Chapman, said: "In creating Velocity, we were inspired to take the Veloster's original concept strengths to their fullest expression. Velocity gave our design and engineering team's license to take Veloster far beyond everyday production car limitations."

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