Hardcore Hyundai Veloster Hot Hatch

Lots of orange for Hyundai's latest hot hatch concept.

A month ahead of its SEMA 2019 debut, Hyundai has revealed an even more dramatic version of its Veloster.

This upgraded second-generation Veloster N Performance Concept has been assembled to show what Hyundai’s previously asymmetric door-configuration hatchback is capable of.

Although the i30 N is very much Hyundai’s performance car fo the moment, this Veloster features a range of modifications and orange detailing everywhere. And we mean everywhere.

Visually it has a new bonnet with additional vents, redesigned front grille and more aggressive front splitter. Around the rear there is a spoiler and diffuser combination, to improve downforce. All these new exterior bits have orange.

Viewed side-on, the Veloster N Performance Concept rolls 19-inch forged alloy wheels, sourced from Italian specialist, OZ. Keeping with the Italian supplier theme, these wheels are shod with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres.

At each wheel corner, Hyundai has also placed some improved stopping and suspension components too. Adjustable coil-over suspension shocks are from Extreme Racing, and they get support from H&R springs, whilst Daewon Steel anti-roll bars balance high-speed cornering loads.

Improving the Veloster’s overall platform rigidity, to make the most of its grippier tyres and reconfigured suspension bits, are front, centre and rear chassis braces. Brakes have also become more powerful, with 380 mm discs up front, actuated by six-piston callipers, whilst 360mm brake rotors ride at the rear, clamped by four-piston calliper. Those callipers are orange.

Inside the Veloster N Performance Concept has some slight design changes, most of them motorsport derived. There is an obligatory red starter button, whilst pseudo suede touch surfaces, contrasted with orange detailing, dominates the cabin.

With the predictably high cornering speeds, this Veloster N Performance Concept is capable of, it has seats that can hold the driver and front passenger better in place. Sabelt semi-bucket seats, with a carbon-fibre structure for lightness, replace the factory Veloster seats.

One aspect of the Veloster N which has not been changed in this Performance Concept trim is its engine. The 2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder still boosts 205 kW and 535 Nm, although it is now a touch more dramatic in its acoustic signature, thanks to a Caprisio cat-back exhaust system, which features orange exhaust tip internals.

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