The Hyundai Velocity Concept is a massively modified Hyundai Veloster Turbo which will make its debut appearance at the SEMA Show. The Hyundai Velocity Concept is the product of a collaboration between the design and engineering divisions of Hyundai America Technical Center in Irvine, California.
Chris Chapman, head of Hyundai’s Irvine, California design center, said of the concept: “In creating Velocity, we were inspired to take the Veloster’s original concept strengths to their fullest expression. Velocity gave our design and engineering teams license to take Veloster far beyond everyday production car limitations.”
When it came to the Velocity’s engine, Hyundai turned to the wizards at Cosworth for tuning the 1.6 litre turbocharged engine. A significant number of upgrades have been made to the powerplant. Including high-performance pistons and connecting rods, a larger turbocharger and intercooler, a revised intake manifold, and a recalibrated engine management system. All that work has virtually doubled the engine’s output. Taking peak power from 201 hp to 400 hp, and torque from 195 lb-ft to 350 lb-ft!
To match the extra power under the hood, the Hyundai Veloster “Velocity” Concept’s chassis has been enhanced with a new suspension system courtesy of Bilstein, more powerful brakes thanks to Brembo, and new 19-inch wheels coated with ultra-low profile Kumho Ecsta SPT tires.
Aesthetically the Hyundai Velocity Concept has been radically altered with the addition of a particularly aggressive bodykit, which features massive spoilers and a multitude of gaping air intakes. A flashy graphics package finishes off the Hyundai Velocity’s exterior.
There’s no word yet on whether any of the performance upgrades developed for the Velocity concept will eventually be brought to market for Veloster Turbo owners.
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Source: Hyundai USA