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by Tim Beissmann

If you’re like us and have been hanging out for a turbocharged version of the Hyundai Veloster, the wait is almost over. A Hyundai Veloster Turbo tuned by aftermarket expert ARK Performance will light up the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas on November 1.

 

Hyundai is yet to confirm the Veloster Turbo for production, although a number of spy photos and international reports suggest it is on its way in the not-too-distant future. This custom version adds more fuel to the fire.

The ARK Performance Veloster scores a custom twin-scroll turbocharger that increases overall power to 150kW. That’s a significant step-up from the standard car’s naturally aspirated 103kW/167Nm 1.6-litre petrol engine.

ARK plans to make no fewer than 47 modifications to the show car, including everything from interior, exterior and mechanical enhancements.

The most obvious is the unique two-tone paint job, which combines flat grey with fluoro highlights.

Almost every exterior panel has been beefed up, with the low front splitter, pumped wheel arches, quad exhaust outlets and dramatic rear wing among the highlights.

There’s also a full rally-style roll cage, a completely overhauled audio system and Alcantara upholstery across the hard surfaces. (We’ve included the full list of modifications is below.)

ARK Performance Inc. owner, Ted Lee, said the Hyundai Veloster’s distinctive design and dynamic architecture made it “an ideal car for enthusiasts”.

“Our ARK Performance Veloster will bridge the realm between an affordable sports car and an extreme motor sports vehicle,” Mr Lee said.

The Hyundai Veloster will land in Australian showrooms before the end of the year.

Read CarAdvice’s review of the Hyundai Veloster.

 

Mechanical modifications:

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

Interior modifications:

JPM Coachworks Custom OEM Seats with Alcantara Interior
JPM Coachworks Custom Alcantara Shift Boot
JPM Coachworks Custom Alcantara Dashboard
JPM Coachworks Custom Alcantara Headliner
JPM Coachworks Custom Alcantara Doors and Visors
JPM Coachworks Custom Floor Mats
JPM Coachworks Custom Alcantara Audio Finish
Image Dynamics Q450.4 Amplifiers
Image Dynamics Q600.1 Amplifiers
Image Dynamics XS65 Component Speakers
Image Dynamics ID10D4 Subwoofers
ARK Racing Pedals
DSG Performance / Password JDM Shift Knob
DSG Performance / SUN Automotive Eco
DSG Performance / SUN Hyper Voltage System GT
DSG Performance / SUN Automotive Gauss System
DSG Performance / SUN Automotive Hot Inazma Pocket
DSG Performance / SUN Automotive Hyper Ground System
Jason Noren Fabrications Custom Rally Cage
Adam Perry Custom Audio Setup

Exterior modifications:

ARK CFX Designs Front Lip
ARK CFX Designs Side Skirt
ARK CFX Designs Rear Bumper
ARK SFX Designs Wide Front and Rear Fenders
ARK CFX Designs Grille
ARK SFX Rear Wing Mount
OneEighty Custom Headlights
OneEighty Custom Taillights
OneEighty Custom Fog Lamps
Rally Armor Custom Veloster Mud Flaps
Rally Armor Custom Veloster Mounts
DSG Performance / Password JDM Chromoly Lug Nuts
Yokohama Advan RZ Gunmetal x5
Nitto NT05 x5
Beyond Autobody Custom Paint and Finish




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