Hyundai is set to unleash the Veloster rally car at the Chicago Auto Show after we saw the production ready version of the standard model at the Detroit Auto Show last month. Hyundai are tight lipped on further details, but they did release an image of the car with Red Bull racing colors. The car was having heavy under body protection, an extended rear wing and hopefully a bulky suspension too.
Considering that the standard Veloster is powered by a 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine producing 138 hp (103 kW / 140 PS) and 123 lb-ft (167 Nm) of torque, the rally bred version must be having a turbocharger for increased power output. Veloster gets six-speed manual transmission or the rather new six-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) and boasts a specific output of 86.3 hp per liter. To make things better the Veloster returns an estimated 40 mpg.
The standard variant features a clubman like 3 door design and sports 17 inch wheels with 215/45 all season tires. Optionally two sets of 18 inch alloys are available in 215/40 series performance tires.
Official details will be available on Feb 9 Wednesday, so stay tuned.