• Feb 9, 2011
Hyundai Veloster Rally Car – Click above for high-res image gallery

Rhys Millen drove his new Hyundai Veloster Rally Car into the spotlight at the Chicago Auto Show this morning. The purpose-built racer is fitted with a hand-built Hyundai 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine boosted by a HKS ball bearing turbocharger. As expected, the beast makes some serious power. According to Hyundai, the four-banger spits out out 500 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. An Xtrac six-speed sequential gearbox sends the power to an Xtrac permanent four-wheel drive system. The suspension is comprised of Proflex jumbo coilovers that help give this competition Veloster generous travel. Hidden inside the 18-inch HRE alloy wheels (wrapped in 245/40-18 Hankook racing tires) are 14-inch Alcon rotors up front and 12-inch Alcon rotors in the rear (six-piston calipers sit at all four corners). With a curb weight of just 2,656 pounds, the Veloster Rally Car's acceleration ought to be... um, sick fast.

Check out the Veloster Rally Car this year, as it competes in the 2011 U.S. Rallycross Championship driven by Millen, Robby Maddison and Marcus Dodd. Millen and Maddison will also drive the Veloster rally cars at Summer X Games, where it will compete against Ken Block and Tanner Foust in their Ford Fiesta racecars, among others. Should be fun.



Photos copyright ©2011 Michael Harley / AOL


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      • 3 Years Ago
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      The Red Bull livery graphics are doing good job hiding some awkward and mismatch design touches of this little monster! Quite fond of the look.
        • 3 Years Ago
        needs moar groupies
        • 3 Years Ago
        agreed. it looks quite nice!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I was on Yahoo and found your blog. Read a few of your other posts. Good work. I am looking forward to reading more from you in the future. http://www.globalby.com/
      • 3 Years Ago
      This may get the rally fans excited, but until it shows some real performance and success, say in WRC, it's all hype and pretension. I doubt Hyundai would put out a street version with anywhere near the power some commenters want - it would work against the corporate fuel economy mandates. Governments are designing cars now, not customers. Want a real rally-proven car? Get a Citroen C4/DS3 or a Ford Focus/Fiesta. Later maybe a Mini, if they show some stuff in this year's WRC.
      • 3 Years Ago
      http://ourgeniusblog.com/?p=52

      Hyundai Veloster Rally Car Unveiled in Chicago. Where is the street version?


      This is another pure race car that means nothing to us consumers..
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hyundai is proud that they're able to advertise almost everything they make as getting 40 miles per gallon. Think this car does too? (ha-ha-ha)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lose the awkward third door and this car would be a awesome!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lose the awkward third door and this car becomes just like every other coupe/hatch. The convenient third door adds a real dose of practicality.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I'm wit chu on dat.
      • 3 Years Ago
      300HP production version needed.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't believe it is a production model until now!!!best looking hatch!!!
      I like how Hyundai went back to the rally.I was hoping for Hyundai to put Accent concept car(from Paris auto show?)but this will replace just fine.Amazing power(plus lightweight car)with handling, what will happen next??

      P.S.I found a Chevrolet Orlando(production model)driving experience in Korea in youtube.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kohUjMljv5Y
      • 3 Years Ago
      If they make a production version out of this, like Mits. Evo and Subaru Sti, think about how much reputation they will gain. Hyundai should really consider about adding a serious performance car to their line.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car fits right in with the rest of the rally mini-monsters.
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