Hyundai previews Veloster “Velocity” Concept ahead of SEMA Show

Special Cars 16 Oct 2012
Hyundai previews Veloster “Velocity” Concept ahead of SEMA Show

At the 2012 SEMA Show Hyundai will present the Veloster “Velocity” Concept, a factory-tuned version created by the company’s Technical Center in Irvine, California.


The Veloster Velocity represents a joint effort between the Design and Engineering divisions of Hyundai America Technical Center in Irvine, California.

Expanding on all of the original Veloster strengths, the Velocity features a an aggressive, factory-racer design language.

Among the distinctive details are the 19 x 9.0 inch, HRE lightweight satin-charcoal racing wheels, tarmac-scraping lower body kit with generous front and rear brake cooling ducts, lift-reducing rear diffuser, oversized rear wing, and #1 racecar design graphic.

Hyundai Veloster Velocity ConceptWhile unmistakably racetrack-oriented, the Velocity concept retains the original Veloster silhouette, focusing on functional design cues.

“In creating Velocity, we were inspired to take the Veloster’s original concept strengths to their fullest expression,” said Chris Chapman, head of Hyundai’s Irvine, California design center.

“Velocity gave our design and engineering teams license to take Veloster far beyond everyday production car limitations.”

The Veloster Velocity is equipped with a 400 hp and 350 lb.-ft. 1.6-liter, direct-injected engine tuned by Cosworth, with performance pistons, rods, turbocharger, intercooler, intake manifold, intake-charging design, fuel system and engine management.

(Source: Hyundai)

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Hyundai previews Veloster
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