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