Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai Veloster

January’s 2011 Detroit Auto Show brought with it the production version of the long rumored Veloster , but Hyundai is using the Chicago Auto Show to display a rally version of the car.

The Veloster Rally Car is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine mated to an Xtrac six-speed sequential transmission. Making giant leaps across the rally road will be made easy with the engine’s 500hp and all of that power comes with an estimated 40mpg.

This particular version of the Veloster will make its rally debut at the 2011 U.S. Rallycross Championship Series. In fact, three Velosters will be racing during the Rallycross; one will be driven by Rhys Millen, the second will be piloted by rally champion Marcus Dodd and world record freestyle motorbike rider Robbie Maddison, and the third will be driven by to-be-announced celebrity drivers.

Update 02/07/2011: Hyundai has revealed the Rally version of the Veloster coupe today at the Chicago Auto Show.

UPDATE 01/25/2012: Hyundai has unveiled a new commercial for the Veloster Rally Car that shows Join Rhys Millen and crew as they play around with the Veloster Rally Car on the golf course. Enjoy!

Hit the jump to read more about the Hyundai Veloster Rally Car.

The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo made its official debut at the start of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show and now it has officially made its racing debut in the Forza Motorsport 4 game. Current owners of the game can already download the Hyundai Veloster Bonus Pack on Xbox Live. And then, thanks to the revolutionary new Autovista experience, you can explore the 201-HP Veloster Turbo in-depth, taking full advantage of the turbocharged, direct-injected 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 201 HP at 6000 RPM and a peak torque of 195 lb–ft delivered between 1750 to 4500 rpm.

Thanks to this new package offered for the Forza Motorsport 4, gamers will not only be able to experience the thrill of racing the Veloster Turbo, but they can also put themselves inside Rhys Millen’s 500-HP Veloster Rally Car .

We don’t usually associate Playboy with cars, unless scantily clad women were somehow involved, but the American men’s magazine has just unveiled the top 11 hottest models people should buy in 2012. Now guys can really say they are picking up Playboy’s latest issue for the articles!

The top spot for this honorable list goes to none other than the fastest production Jaguar ever built - the XKR-S ! But next to this remarkable sports car is the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 , the Fiat 500 , the Range Rover Evoque , the Lexus CT 200h , the BMW 1-Series M Coupe , the Bentley Continental GTC , the Ford Mustang Boss 302 , the Audi A7 , the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG , and the Hyundai Veloster .

There are certainly many fabulous vehicles to choose from on this list - and some not so fabulous vehicles - so do you agree with the top spot? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: Playboy

With the 2011 SEMA Auto Show fast approaching, one automaker has taken the lead-up to introduce some of the models they’ll have in attendance at the world’s biggest aftermarket auto exhibition.

You can always count on Hyundai to make a splash at SEMA and this year appears to be no different. After a teaser of anArk Performance-tuned Veloster a few weeks ago, another Veloster has been given its own rendering round-up leading up to the grand unveiling in two weeks time.

This time around, the car comes courtesy of PM Lifestyle and true to their name, this Veloster looks to have a lifestyle all its own. Nevermind the fact that the car will carry a mechanical overhaul that includes NOS, launch control, and a high-flow racing catalytic converter - estimated output is around 163 horsepower - this Veloster comes with some exterior and interior modifications that will definitely thump your senses.

On the outside, the Veloster will come with GReddy carbon fiber hood dampers, LED door mirrors from the Genesis, a Sequence-X body kit, a complete LED light conversion and plenty of carbon fiber from Seibon. But inside the car is where it gets a little more, shall we say, curious.

Whether they’re attempting to turn this car into an eye-catcher or not, PM Lifestyle dressed up the Veloster in a rather unorthodox fashion. It’s cool enough that the car has a sick audio system and a Panasonic Toughbook inside it, but what really takes the proverbial is the "Peanut Butter Leather" that was used on the seats and the center console.

Here’s to hoping that ants don’t follow this car to Las Vegas.

The third Veloster by REMIX to be displayed at the 2011 SEMA Show is for those who do not like Gaming or Music , but just appreciate having the latest technology in their car. The Veloster Tech features a BASF Alpine White paint job combined with Custom Alpine White & Gloss Black headlights, a gloss black exterior trim and exhaust, smoked taillights and reflectors, an Alpine White rear diffuser, and LED puddle lights. The exterior is finished off with a new set of 19-inch TSW rotary forged RF9 wheels, also in white.

The interior of the Veloster Tech continues with the white theme from the exterior with white Vinyl & Suede seats, dash, and door panels, white LED Lighting, a white suede headliner, white floor mats, and Alpine White painted trim pieces.

As for the technological additions, REMIX has added a long list of accessories that would fit well in someone’s home, but the company has strategically placed them into the Veloster to turn it into a rolling media frenzy. It starts off with a Mac Mini with LED illuminated On/Off switch, an RFID reader, and Samsung Galaxy 7-inch tablets, controlled by a wireless keyboard & mouse connected to their custom ports. Owners can make calls off of their included LG 3D thrill phone or sit back and catch their favorite show on the 40-inch Samsung LED 3D TV with Samsung 3D Blu-Ray player & eight pairs of 3D glasses. Don;t have your favorite movie? Record your own with your new Panasonic 3D camcorder. All of these accessories can be controlled by the new Universal Remote MX-6000.

With a setup like this, living in your car may not be so bad.

If Gaming is not your thing, but you do appreciate good music, then REMIX has also prepared the perfect Veloster for you. Called Veloster Music, the new car features a BASF matte black paint combined with matte black headlights, gloss Hyundai Hyundai logos & trim and smoked taillights. The final touch for the exterior has been given by a new set of 19-inch Privat Legende wheels in graphite.

The interior has received black Vinyl & Suede dash & door panels, red leather seats, black Suede headliner with guitar mount, red painted trim, red LED lighting and red stitched steering wheel.

But the most impressive updates have been made in the Audio - Video section. In here the tuner has added Numark NS6 DJ Controller with Serato Itch, 15-inch MacBook Pro colored by Colorware, Three JL audio HD aps, six 6.5-inch JL Audio Evolution ZR Component, speakers with Tweeter, two 5.25-inch JL Audio Coaxial speakers, JL Audio CleanSweep, two iPads, customized Odyssey laptop mount, Pioneer HDJ-2000 headphones colored by Colorware, Fender FSR Stratocaster guitar, Vox Stainless Amp, Monster Rock guitar cable, iRig Mobile Guitar Amp and iPhone 4S.

UPDATE 11/07/2011: We have added live images from the SEMA Show. Check them out in the picture gallery!

When Hyundai unveiled the new Veloster they announced it has been designed with young clientele in mind. And, as just another proof that this car can be very playful, the company has unveiled at the SEMA Show three customized Hyundai Velosters designed by RIDES Magazine. The cars
represent the passion points of music, technology and gaming.

The first one, Veloster Gaming features a very cool BASF Envy Green paint combined with custom Satin Black & Envy Green headlights and smoked rear taillights. There is also minor body kit that includes front lip, side skirts and rear bumper mesh vents but also a Ferrari 458-insipired three-pipe exhaust. The car sits on a new set of 19-inch Monotec T10 forged wheels with Envy Green brake calipers.

But the most impressive changes have been made on the interior. In here the tuner has added black vinyl, carbon fiber & Suede seats, dash
& door panels, Sparco Road Chrono racing seats, green stitched steering wheel, Black Suede headliner and Envy Green painted trim pieces.

And because this is a "Gaming" car it has received a 40-inch Samsung LED 3D TV, motorized platform with Xbox360 custom colored by Colorware, four custom controllers, Xbox360 controller charging base, video game holder, Kinect motion sensor, JL Audio HD amplifier & evolution speakers, Green LED lighting and two 7-inch monitors molded in rear seat back.

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With the exception of the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro , sports cars - modified ones, at that - are considered the life blood of the SEMA Auto Show.

Pick-ups and SUVs are slowly gaining ground, but when it comes to sheer level of interest, sports cars are right up there with the two American muscle cars. This year, the SEMA Auto Show will be presenting plenty of mouth-watering examples of how sports coupes can be modded into pieces of automotive heaven.

In this list, you’ll find a lot of variety. American sports cars. Japanese sports cars. Korean sports cars. And there’s even one from the Philippines, believe it or not.

So when you head past the jump to read our SEMA preview for the sports cars, be sure to have a napkin or hanky in your hand because there’s going to a lot of drooling.

Find out more about the 2011 SEMA Auto Show: Sports Cars after the jump.

Shortly after Hyundai unveiled the Veloster at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show it was rumored that the small sports coupe will also get a turbo version. Today the company has officially announced the new Gamma 1.6 T-GDI engine, however, without offering a confirmation if this is or not the engine to be used in the future Veloster Turbo .

The Gamma 1.6 T-GDI engine was developed over a period of 52 months and cost 69.5 billion. According to Hyundai it delivers the best performance figures in its class: it delivers a total of 204 HP and a peak torque of 195 lb-ft.

This incredible figure have been obtained using an exhaust manifold integrated turbocharger with twin scroll, air guided intercooler, direct fuel injection system and dual CVVT.

"Due to stricter environmental regulations and policies that vary from nation to nation, competition in the development of powertrains and other core technologies is intensifying," said Woong-Chul Yang, Hyundai Motor Co. Vice Chairman. "Hyundai Motor will accelerate its efforts to develop future powertrains that feature high-performance and eco-friendly engines and transmissions."

Hyundai has unveiled today at the SEMA Show the Veloster by ARK Performance and what a surprise we had! We have never expected to see a Veloster looking that good. But it happened! And the Veloster revealed today in Las Vegas is really a head turner!

"The Hyundai Veloster is an ideal car for enthusiasts with its distinctive design and dynamic architecture," said Ted Lee, owner, ARK Performance Inc. "At SEMA, our ARK Performance Veloster will bridge the realm between an affordable sports car and an extreme motor sports vehicle. From the first Tiburon, to the Genesis Coupe, and now with the Veloster, ARK Performance continues to uphold the torch as the pioneer of aftermarket performance manufacturing for Hyundai."

ARK Performance is offering several modifications for the the exterior and interior of the Veloster, but have also added many engine upgrades that will surely boost performance.

Updated 11/01/2011: This review has been updated with the official images and specifications. A video has also been added, enjoy!

UPDATE 11/07/2011: We have added live images from the SEMA Show. Find them in the picture gallery.

Hit the jump to read more about the Hyundai Veloster by ARK Performance.

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