Whether there's truth in those reports remains to be seen, but at November's SEMA show in the US, tuning house ARK Performance will beat Hyundai to the punch with its own buffed and boosted Veloster.
"The Hyundai Veloster is an ideal car for enthusiasts with its distinctive design and dynamic architecture," ARK owner Ted Lee said.
"Our ARK Performance Veloster will bridge the realm between an affordable sports car and an extreme motor sports vehicle."
The list of modifications to the ARK Veloster is long, but the short version goes like this: a GTI-rivalling 157kW - up from the standard 102kW - along with six-piston front brakes, coilover suspension and a track-inspired widebody makeover.
There's also an alcantara leather-trimmed interior - from the dash to the seats and doors - and a full custom rally cage.
The long version:
- ARK Turbo Charger and Intercooler System
- ARK Intercooler Piping System
- ARK Custom Oil Cooler
- ARK Turbo Manifold
- ARK Lightweight Pulley System
- ARK Six-Pot Big Brake Kit
- ARK Eight-Point Chromoly Rally Style Roll Cage
- ARK DTP Track Coilover System
- ARK Upper Strut and Front and Rear Sway Bar
- ARK Camber and Control Arms
- ARK GRIP Dual Exhaust
- ARK RSEPC Downpipes and Test Pipes
- JPM Coachworks Custom OEM Seats with Alcantara Interior
- JPM Coachworks Custom Alcantara Shift Boot
- JPM Coachworks Custom Alcantara Dashboard
- JPM Coachworks Custom Alcantara Headliner
- JPM Coachworks Custom Alcantara Doors and Visors
- JPM Coachworks Custom Floor Mats
- JPM Coachworks Custom Alcantara Audio Finish
- Image Dynamics Q450.4 Amplifiers
- Image Dynamics Q600.1 Amplifiers
- Image Dynamics XS65 Component Speakers
- Image Dynamics ID10D4 Subwoofers
- ARK Racing Pedals
- DSG Performance / Password JDM Shift Knob
- DSG Performance / SUN Automotive Eco
- DSG Performance / SUN Hyper Voltage System GT
- DSG Performance / SUN Automotive Gauss System
- DSG Performance / SUN Automotive Hot Inazma Pocket
- DSG Performance / SUN Automotive Hyper Ground System
- Jason Noren Fabrications Custom Rally Cage
- Adam Perry Custom Audio Setup
- ARK CFX Designs Front Lip
- ARK CFX Designs Side Skirt
- ARK CFX Designs Rear Bumper
- ARK SFX Designs Wide Front and Rear Fenders
- ARK CFX Designs Grille
- ARK SFX Rear Wing Mount
- OneEighty Custom Headlights
- OneEighty Custom Taillights
- OneEighty Custom Fog Lamps
- Rally Armor Custom Veloster Mud Flaps
- Rally Armor Custom Veloster Mounts
- DSG Performance / Password JDM Chromoly Lug Nuts
- Yokohama Advan RZ Gunmetal x5
- Nitto NT05 x5
- Beyond Autobody Custom Paint and Finish
Keep an eye on TMR for photos and more details in November.
- Interested in buying HYUNDAI VELOSTER? Visit our HYUNDAI VELOSTER showroom for more information.