Hyundai Veloster Rally Racer

February 10, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Hyundai has already come up with a rally version of the recently-revealed Veloster coupe which means they are serious about involving this car with motorsport.

This car has been developed in cooperation with Rhys Millen Racing and is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine that puts out a colossal 500 hp sent to all four wheels. The hood, doors, quarter panels, front fascia and rear fascia are all built out of carbon/Kevlar for the sake of lightness, so this car is quite a beast.

Hyundai Veloster Rally Racer Hyundai Veloster Rally Car 2011

That’s why the main car will be driven by Rhyss Millen himself, only he can handle it!

RMR and Hyundai are constructing a second Veloster rally car that will be a shared ride between rally champion Marcus Dodd and world record freestyle motorbike rider Robbie Maddison. Millen and Maddison will drive the Hyundai Veloster rally cars at Summer X Games. A third Veloster rally car will be constructed to compete in the 2WD class in limited number of U.S. Rallycross Championship events and will be piloted by to-be-announced celebrity drivers.

HYUNDAI VELOSTER RALLY CAR

  • Curb weight: 2,656 pounds
  • Engine: Hyundai 500-horspower four-cylinder turbocharged
  • Transmission: Xtrac six-speed sequential
  • Transfer case: Xtrac four wheel drive
  • Front and rear differentials: Xtrac
  • Suspension: Proflex jumbo coil over
  • Front Brakes: 14-inch Alcon rotors with 6-piston Alcon calipers
  • Rear Brakes: 12-inch Alcon rotors with 6-piston Alcon calipers
  • Wheels: 18 x 8.5-inch HRE
  • Tires: 245/40-18 Hankook racing tire
  • Seats and harnesses: Sparco
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