The crew at Hyundai have put their heads together with ARK Performance for the upcoming 2011 Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) show, and this is what resulted: a rally-bred 210-horsepower 2012 Veloster with a boatload of upgrades and a funky paintjob.
For those that think rally cars require all-wheel drive, we can confirm that front-drivers are a ton of fun in the dirt. But beyond that, the ARK project Veloster shows off the potential of the car if you're willing to replace a healthy amount of OEM equipment.
The mechanical modification list includes:
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
There's also a host of interior and exterior aesthetic upgrades, including a tricked out audio system, a lot of Alcantara, and plenty of aerodynamic bits. Look forward to more about the car as the SEMA show draws nearer.