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2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo EGR Night Racer concept

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo EGR Night Racer concept

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This year’s SEMA show is only a month away, which means information on some of the show’s stars is starting to trickle out. Hyundai looks to be one of the more aggressive attendees this year, with the Korean automaker today revealing its second modified vehicle set to appear in the halls of the Las Vegas convention center between November 5 and 8.

Previously we saw a 1,000-horsepower Hyundai Genesis Coupe prepped by Bisimoto Engineering. Today, we have our first look at a Hyundai Veloster Turbo built by aftermarket specialist EGR Group. The custom Veloster Turbo is labeled the EGR Night Racer and has been designed specifically for time attack races at night racing circuits, hence the bright ‘Yellowcake’ paint work--yellowcake, as in the Iraq War-grade, never-found uranium. The car, which is strictly a concept, also wears a Wurton roof-mounted LED light bar, a wide-body kit and ONEighty-branded headlights.

Other modifications go well beyond visual changes. Body rigidity has been increased significantly with the addition of a custom roll cage, and the suspension improved with ARK coil-overs and AEM strut braces. Bisimoto Engineering provided powertrain tuning expertise, boosting the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine of the Veloster Turbo to about 250 horsepower. The stock version comes with just 201 horsepower. Other upgrades include Brembo brakes, DPE three-piece racing wheels and Toyo semi-slick tires.

Inside the EGR Night Racer concept, you’ll find Katzkin trim, the aforementioned roll cage (supplied by Creations n’ Chrome) and Takata racing seats with harnesses.

To see what else will be on show at this year’s SEMA show, head over to our dedicated hub.

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