Hyundai’s SEMA arsenal for this year will include two custom versions of the Genesis Coupe along with this Velocity concept based on the Veloster model. It was developed by the Design and Engineering divisions of Hyundai America Technical Center located in Irvine, CA.
Riding on massive 19-inch HRE satin-charcoal lightweight racing wheels, this custom Veloster features a more aggressive body kit with an oversized rear wing, a lift-reducing rear diffuser as well as front and rear brake cooling ducts.
Cosworth was in charge of preparing the direct-injected 1.6-liter engine and they added a turbocharger, an intercooler, performance pistons, a new fuel system, revised engine management, a custom intake manifold and an intake-charging design. Thanks to the extensive modifications, the power unit now develops 400 hp (298 kW) and 350 lb-ft (474 Nm) of torque.
The stopping power is provided by the Brembo 350x28mm two-piece rotors and four-piston calipers. The Velocity features Bilstein monotube dampers and spring kit and comes with a custom exhaust system.
Full details are available in the attached press release.