Hyundai decided to transform its Veloster and built the “Velocity” concept for this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. The car definitely got upgrades, but the most exciting here is the engine upgrades courtesy of Cosworth.
The Velocity concept is a joint venture between the car manufacturer’s Design and Engineering divisions. It will be presented that the SEMA show on October 30.
Hyundai Veloster Velocity Concept: Interior and Exterior
Inside, the Velocity features Sparco racing seats, as well as custom Katzkin suede and leather interior. It also has a roll bar courtesy of CPR, while its video acquisition system was installed by Race Keeper in order to acquire race laps and store data.
From the outside, it cannot be denied that the unit looks like a SEMA car. Although its graphics is a bit subtle for the show, it has a big wing, and 19-inch wheels from HRE. The car’s Velocity Hatchi body kit has front and rear-braking ducts, lift-reducing rear diffuser, integrated front spoiler, side skirts, and a racing number design motif in white and gray.
Furthermore, Blistein added monotube shocks, while the Ecsta SPT summer tires were shod by Kumho. Brembo, on the other hand, slows things down with four-piston brakes and two-piece rotors.
Under the Hood
Cosworth upgraded Hyundai Veloster’s powertrain, including the pistons, rods, turbo, intercooler, intake manifold, and fuel management system. This enables the car to produce over 400 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.
On the other hand, the vehicle’s exhaust is upgraded by CPR Fabrication for better breathing and more sound.
More about the 2012 SEMA Show
Set to take place on October 30 to November 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the 2012 SEMA Show is considered as the “premier automotive specialty product trade event in the world.”
It brings together the industry’s biggest names and hottest products in one place, while providing seminars and product demonstrations to all attendees. They also offer special events and networking opportunities to participants.
Most of the concept cars presented at the SEMA show are just fun exercises. In fact, almost none of it will go into production. But wouldn’t it be fun to see when designers are just concerned to create something cool instead of thinking whether it will bring them profit?
Whether you just want to check the coolest cars on the land or want to showcase your design, you are encouraged to register and attend to the upcoming event.
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