- hyundai announced that it will unveil a veloster n performance concept at sema next month.
- the concept features a variety of bolt-on performance and aesthetic accessories.
- hyundai says that there's a good chance that these modifications will become available for sale, though we don't know when.
the veloster n just became the second-fastest front-wheel-drive car to lap virginia international raceway at c/d's annual lightning lap test—the fastest being the honda civic type r. hyundai could be taking a shot at the red-badged honda with this new veloster n performance concept.
the concept, to be on display at the sema aftermarket show, features a variety of bolt-on accessories aimed at tapping into the already capable veloster n's performance potential. these accessories are only in concept form, but hyundai says, promisingly, that there's a chance that they'll become available to the public.
the orange-accented exterior is modified with a kwa hood, an engine cover, more aggressive fog lamp surrounds, a front splitter, side skirts, an angular carbon-fiber rear spoiler, and a rear diffuser with capristo cat-back anodized exhaust tips. you can also get 19-inch oz racing wheels with n-brand carbon wheel center caps mounted with pirelli p zero corsa tires.
the chassis, suspension, and brakes are also upgraded with a wif front, center, and rear chassis brace with an aluminum caliper bracket, daewon steel anti-roll bars, extreme racing coil-over suspension, h&r coil springs, alcon forged six-piston front brake calipers and four-piston calipers in the rear, and 15.0-inch front rotors and 14.2-inch rotors out back.
the cabin is orange-accented and full of alcantara. it's found on the gear-knob boot, steering wheel, parking lever, air-vent surround, headliner and pillar liners, armrests, and doors. other additions include carbon-fiber trim, sabelt alcantara and carbon sport seats, an aluminum shifter, and a red start/stop button.
we love seeing all of the concepts at sema, most of which we hope will become reality. this bonkers veloster n is definitely in that category. perhaps we'll eventually be able to lap one around vir and see how it stacks up against the civic type r.