HYUNDAI VELOSTER MIDSHIP CONCEPT
UPDATE: New live photos added from Busan.
Hyundai has pulled the wraps from a massively enhanced version of its Veloster sports car this week, boosting power and overhauling the body for a proper racing result.
Revealed at the 2014 Busan Motor Show in Korea, the new ‘Veloster Midship’ concept was developed by the same Hyundai High Performance Team responsible for the company’s original i20 WRC racer.
Known internally as the 'RM', this new concept has been transformed into a new-generation rival to the likes of Toyota’s classic MR2, focusing on a mid-engined layout and a two-seater cabin.
Power in the Veloster Midship is provided by Hyundai’s turbocharged 2.0 litre Theta GDI engine, producing 220kW - sent, of course, toward the rear wheels.
The concept also gets unique aero work all around the body, with wide open air intakes and brake vents wrapping the rear wheels.
Behind the exposed engine is mounted a large racing wing, set above a giant rear diffuser and exhaust arrangement.
Big and wide alloy wheels round out the exterior tweaks, sitting in front of large high-performance brakes.
Before you get your hopes up, we have to tell you: Hyundai says it has no plans to produce a special ‘midship’ version of the Veloster.
“The Midship is a concept only to explore possibilities for the Veloster chassis and is currently not related to any future production model,” the company said.
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