Hyundai has joined forces with Fox Marketing Cars to create the most powerful Veloster Turbo ever. The car will be showcased at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas, November 5-8.
Hyundai’s 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder direct-injected, turbocharged Gamma engine lies at the core of Fox Marketing’s SEMA concept. However, a package of engine components, including a new 845 Motorsports turbo upgrade, BorgWarner EFR turbo, front-mounted intercooler, AEM water/methanol injection system, VP Racing 101-octane performance fuel and an ECU tune from SeoulfulRacing, boosts output to 370 horsepower.
The addition of a UNIQ Performance strut brace, ImportShark chassis bracing and fully-adjustable ARK Performance coil-over suspension ensure the Fox Marketing Veloster Turbo puts all that power to the tarmac and keeps it flat in high-speed cornering, while new Street Pro LE seats and Takata Drift III 4-point harnesses hold the driver firmly in place. Braking performance has been improved with WP Pro EX6 6-piston front calipers with carbon-fibre ducting and 13.6-inch wavy-cut rotors for improved stopping power.
Exterior modifications aim to give the Veloster Turbo a more aggressive demeanor to complement the engine and chassis upgrades. A hand-mixed paint from BASF color lab dubbed R-M Oynx HD Waterborne SkyAqua Pearl is the most conspicuous exterior component, while the addition of Hyundai Genesis fog lights, an ImportShark front lip spoiler, custom rear fascia mesh and custom front fascia round-out the exterior modifications.
“The Veloster Turbo was designed with affordable performance in mind,” said Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Fox Marketing’s unique concept showcases the versatility of our turbocharged 4-cylinder Gamma engine family while expanding the overall performance envelope for the Veloster line.”