H Hyundai στην έκθεση του Σίδνεϊ παρουσίασε και το αγωνιστικό Veloster Race Concept. Έχει κατασκευαστεί ώστε να συμμετέχει στα τοπικά πρωταθλήματα CAMS και Australian Rally Championship, Australian Production GT και Asia Pacific Rally.

Μηχανικά φορά τον 1.600αρη turbo κινητήρα του Veloster Turbo. Συνδυάζεται με ένα 6-τάχυτο μηχανικό κιβώτιο και τα φρένα του είναι της Alcon και αποτελούνται από τετραπίστονες δαγκάνες μπροστά με δίσκους 355 mm και διπίστονες πίσω με δίσκους 300 mm. Πατά πάνω σε 18″ ζάντες με ελαστικά Pirelli P Zero Trofeo.

Διαθέτει carbon καθρέπτες, carbon μπροστά spoiler, carbon αεροτομή και ρυθμιζόμενες αναρτήσεις DMS. Στο εσωτερικό του έχει αφαιρεθεί κάθε τι περιττό και διαθέτει αρκετά carbon μέρη, ζώνες ασφαλείας 6 σημείων, bucket Recaro καθίσματα, Sparco αγωνιστικό τιμόνι, roll cage και ενσωματωμένο σύστημα πυρόσβεσης.

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Hyundai Tuning Team Unveils Veloster Race Concept

Hyundai Motor Company Australia has today revealed a striking nod to its racing pedigree with the presentation of their Veloster Race Concept car. With a hint of possible plans to hit the tarmac in Australia in 2013, the Veloster Race Concept has been engineered to meet all FIA and CAMS tarmac rally competition regulations and requirements.

Veloster Race Concept has been developed in Australia by a specialist engineering team to withstand the extreme rigour of tarmac rally racing. Stripped down to a body shell and rebuilt to exacting standards by a dedicated team, using Hyundai technical and engineering know-how combined with contracted motorsport race specialists. The project was led by the same technical team that conduct all ride and handling tuning for Hyundai production vehicles in Australia.

The Veloster Race Concept appears in tarmac rally specification; however, minor modifications would make the Concept eligible for Australia Production GT, Australia Rally Championship or Asia Pacific Rally competitions.

Built in house by local specialist race engineers to meet the CAMS Australian Tarmac Regulations for “Modern” category, the vehicle makes extensive use of lightweight components and high performance racing parts with the following specifications;

1.6-litre turbo engine Twin-scroll turbocharger Stainless steel hi-flow exhaust system Six-speed manual transmission Multi-point roll cage (FIA and CAMS compliant) Recaro Spa Hans, carbon seats Multipoint 3″ seat belts Alcon race brakes. Front: 4-Pot, 355mm rotors. Rear: 2-Pot, 300mm rotors Alcon hydraulic handbrake Stainless steel brake lines Project Mu competition brake Pads Kevlar high pressure fuel lines Sparco race steering wheel Sparco on board fire extinguisher system DMS 4-Way adjustable suspension Super Pro roll control suspension bushes Team Dynamics 18 x 8 race wheels Pirelli P Zero Trofeo tyres Anti-glare dash board Light weight carbon interior Carbon mirrors Custom rear wing Custom front lip spoiler “The Veloster Race Concept is an excellent example of Hyundai’s New Thinking. New Possibilities brand philosophy in action,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia Marketing Director Oliver Mann. “The Concept demonstrates Hyundai local in-house engineering and technical know-how at its best, and is a very exciting addition to the brand lineup at the Australian International Motor Show.”

The Veloster Race Concept is under study for potential competition and Hyundai expects to make an announcement in 2013.

Hyundai’s rally history

Having recently launched i20 WRC at the Paris Motor Show, and poised to return to the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), this exciting vehicle builds on the company’s rally history which began in 1988 competing in the F2 class of the WRC for two seasons. In 1999, the team announced it would step up to the top class in 2000, with a fully-developed WRC car based on the three-door Accent.

At the end of 2003 season, after four years of WRC competition, Hyundai withdrew from the championship, embarking on its long-term strategy to set up an in-house WRC team in Europe.