For this year’s edition of the SEMA show, Hyundai has prepared a concept based on the company’s hot Veloster model. Known as the Velocity, this represents the end result of a collaboration between the design and engineering divisions of Hyundai America Technical Center located in Irvine, California. Cosworth was given the responsibility of working on the car’s 4-cylinder, direct-injection turbocharged 1.6-liter engine and they did an astonishing job as it now pumps out 400 hp and 350 lb-ft, a lot more than the standard 201 hp and 195 lb-ft, respectively. They managed to do this by installing performance rods, pistons, turbocharger, intake-charging design, intake manifold, intercooler, engine and fuel system management.
Aside from this significant boost in power, the Hyundai Veloster Velocity concept has received a brand new suspension with Bilstein springs and monotube dampers, while the stopping power is provided by the Brembo four-piston calipers and two-piece rotors. The car now rides on a custom set of massive 19-inch alloys covered by Kumho Ecsta SPT high—performance summer tires measuring 275/35R19.
As you can see from these official images, the Velocity has also been equipped with a very aggressive wide body kit that includes a massive rear wing and also a lift-reducing diffuser at the back. Inside the cabin it gets a Katzkin custom suede leather upholstery and a roll bar.