The Hyundai Veloster Street Concept previews the company's intentions to join the Australian rally scene in 2013.

Hyundai has big plans for entering the Australian rally scene next year and they might do it with this Veloster Race Concept. It was developed locally and it has been engineered to meet the CAMS and FIA tarmac rally competition requirements. With minor modifications, the car is eligible to participate in the Australian Rally Championship, Australian Production GT or in the Asia Pacific Rally.

At the heart of this racing Veloster is a 1.6-liter turbo engine connected to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The stopping power is provided by Alcon race brakes with four-piston, 355mm rotors at the front and two-piston, 300mm rotors at the back. The interior of the car has been completely stripped down and fitted with various lightweight carbon components, multipoint seatbelts, a multipoint roll cage, Sparco race steering wheel and an onboard extinguisher system.

The Hyundai Veloster Race Concept is fitted with 18x8 Team Dynamics race wheels wrapped around in Pirelli P Zero Trofeo tires. Other features worth mentioning include the carbon mirrors, custom front lip spoiler, custom rear wing and a four-way DMS adjustable suspension.

Full details are found in the press release below.

Gallery: Hyundai shows its rally intentions with the Veloster Race Concept - 2012 AIMS