The Genesis Coupe is not the only model that caught tuner’s attention for this year’s SEMA Show, the Veloster seems to have done the same thing. While the Genesis Coupe developed by Bisimoto Engineering is by far the coolest concept Hyundai brought to Las Vegas, this Veloster developed in cooperation with EGR Group also worth our attention.
As its name suggests, the Veloster Night Racer was specially developed for the night racing circuits. But for this, the car’s standard 201 horsepower were not enough. So, Bisimoto Engineering checked in to tune the Hyundai Veloster’s 1.6-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine and MagnaFlow added in an exhaust system. This helped push the final output to 250 horsepower - a number much worthy of the car’s sporty name. Helping drag this hatchback to a stop are oversized Brembo brakes.
Updated 11/06/2013: The new Hyundai Veloster Night Racer Concept by EGR Group was unveiled today at the 2013 SEMA Show, so we have updated this review with a new set of images. Enjoy!
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Hyundai Veloster Night Racer Concept by EGR Group in Detail
Rear view detail
The concept received a vivid, yellow paint scheme, a Wurton roof-mounted, LED light bar and custom, ONEighty-branded headlights. The exterior was also updated with a specially developed body kit, hood deflector, window visors, a rear spoiler and bumper guard.
Wheels view detail
The Veloster Night Racer sits on special DPE three-piece, lightweight racing wheels.
Interior view detail
As this was a concept developed for the circuit, Hyundai and EGR Group also equipped the Veloster with a roll cage and racing seats with Takata harnesses.
Hyundai added the Veloster to its lineup in 2011 in base version and one year later in Turbo version.
The Veloster Turbo’s 1.6-liter four-pot makes use of a turbocharger to pump its output to 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. This power channels through a manual or six-speed automatic transmission, and helps sprint to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds.
Gallery Hyundai Veloster Turbo
EGR Group, a leading OEM and aftermarket accessory supplier for nearly four decades, is developing a custom EGR Night Racer concept based on the Hyundai Veloster Turbo that is guaranteed to turn heads. The racecar, designed specifically for time attack races at night racing circuits, will be showcased at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas, November 5-8.
The EGR Night Racer’s most compelling cosmetic upgrade is a unique vivid yellow paint scheme. This custom-developed color, dubbed Yellowcake, was created by EGR in collaboration with the paint experts at PPG and Barry’s Speed Shop. With the addition of a Wurton roof-mounted LED light bar and custom ONEighty-branded headlights, the EGR Night Racer will be impossible to miss, especially on night racing circuits.
Modifications to the EGR Night Racer go far beyond cosmetics. Body rigidity has been increased significantly with the addition of a custom roll cage, and ride height is race-tuned with an ARK coil-over suspension and AEM strut brace. Bisimoto Engineering provided powertrain tuning expertise, boosting the 1.6-liter output to 250 horsepower, while oversized Brembo brakes, DPE 3-piece racing wheels and Toyo semi-slick racing tires ensure the power is kept under precise control.
“Veloster Turbo provides an ideal tuning platform for enthusiasts who want to modify their cars,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “EGR created a very special night-focused time attack car that perfectly showcases Veloster Turbo’s inherently sporty DNA.”