Hyundai has introduced Veloster, “Velocity” concept car that is considered as the most interesting vehicle by the company and will be shown at the 2012 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show (October 30 – November 2 in Las Vegas).
“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.”
“Velocity” factory-tuner concept is created by Hyundai America’s internal design and technical center [Hyundai America Technical Center (HATCI) in Irvine, California], and comes with 400 horsepower with 350 lb.-ft. of torque for explosive acceleration on or off the track. It is based on the slick little Veloster sport coupe. It has 19 x 9.0 inch, HRE lightweight satin-charcoal racing wheels.
“Velocity” has a tarmac-scraping lower body kit with generous front and rear brake cooling ducts, lift-reducing rear diffuser, oversized rear wing and one of the coolest race car designs. Cosworth has modified the engine of Veloster for the concept with 1.6 liter direct-injected Hyundai 4-cylinder engine and performance pistons, rods, turbocharger, intercooler, intake manifold, intake-charging design, fuel system and an engine management system.
“We are excited about this new partnership opportunity with Hyundai,” stated Nicole Armbrustmacher, Director of Marketing of Cosworth Americas. “Being able to support their specifications on both the Genesis Coupe and Veloster is a tremendous opportunity for Cosworth.”
Experts are thinking that this Hyundai Veloster “Velocity” would get a lot of attention at the show.