Hyundai is leaning harder and harder into its ‘N’ sub-brand with a heavy focus on becoming a brand that makes exciting cars.
Only weeks after Hyundai Australia revealed the iMax Drift Bus for the World Time Attack Challenge, the brand’s US arm has unveiled the Hyundai Veloster N Performance Concept, set to debut at SEMA 2019.
Though Australia isn’t on the list (so far) to receive the Hyundai Veloster N, we’ve got access to the step-down Veloster Turbo, which we’d like to see some of this concept’s parts attached to.
On this N Concept, the US-based customisation team has gone to town on creating a track-spec Veloster without the need to fettle the engine.
It says the modifications are all “OEM-quality… to maximize visual appeal and dynamic performance.
“These bolt-on accessories are designed to have high potential for aftermarket availability.”
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Racing coilovers from H&R, Daewon anti-roll bars, chassis bracing, and a set of Alcon forged brake calipers (six-piston fronts, fours at the rear) all top the list of the mods most likely to hone the Veloster as a driver’s car, though 19-inch Oz racing wheels add to the tough track vibes, and are shod with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres for more grip.
A Capristo cat-back performance exhaust with anodized tips should make for more of an aggro rumble, and a plethora of visual changes (including splitters, sills, diffusers, and vents) give the Veloster more racey appeal.
Inside, Alcantara abounds (on the gear knob boot, steering wheel lower bezel, parking lever, air vent surround… the list goes on), plsu there’s a pair of Sabelt racing seats, also with Alcantara, and a red start button.