Hyundai has teamed up with Gurnade Inc. to create a SEMA-bound Veloster worth gawking over.
Hyundai has a habit of pulling out all the stops when it comes to SEMA. Remember the 500-horsepower Genesis coupe that was on display last year? What about the 700-horsepower Tucson? Continuing to make its presence felt in Sin City, the company is teasing an aggressive Gurnade Veloster Concept for this year's show.
Together with Gurnade Inc., the automaker has managed to come up with a Veloster that would make most supercars blush. “Gurnade has always been drawn to the uniquely aggressive lines of the production Veloster,” said Joshua Cloud, owner of Gurnade, Inc. “So when Hyundai approached us with the opportunity to develop one of their vehicles for SEMA, we didn’t hesitate to create the Gurnade Veloster Concept."
Massively flared fenders and an aggressive body kit are just the starting point. Deep dish copper wheels, custom headlamps and fog lamps created by Cappelleti Design, a carbon fibre hood and hatch, and a Magic Magenta paint job by PPG Refinish accent the package. Not to mention the addition of a hearty rear wing.
Under the hood, the standard four-cylinder engine has been heavily modified — though, Hyundai hasn't given us a horsepower figure just yet. An 845 Motorsports intercooler, downpipe, and cold-air intake come together with an 845 Motorsports ECU tune, a Synapse blow-off valve, and an ARK Performance cat-back exhaust. Tack on a NEO Motorsport coil-over suspension and six-piston big brake kit, and this Veloster is ready to tackle the track... or your local tuner meet.
Inside, things like Cobra Nogaro racing seats and Takata racing harnesses have been added, along with a roll cage and a SoCal Garage Works carbon-fibre steering wheels, just to name a few. The entire package will be on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center for SEMA in November.