SEMA: Hyundai Veloster Turbos strut their SEMA stuff

Filed under: Aftermarket, SEMA Show, Performance, Hyundai

EGR Hylighter Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai brought a pair of very yellow Velosters to this year’s SEMA Show. The first is the car you see above – the Veloster Hylighter. Built in a partnership with aftermarket accessory supplier EGR Group, it’s based on a Veloster Turbo, but has been extensively modified for its trip to Vegas.

The paint, a custom color called Yellowcake, a type of uranium powder used to prepare fuel for nuclear reactors, certainly catches the eye. And if for some reason it doesn’t, black graphics and a LED light bar on the roof most certainly will. An EGR widebody kit has been fitted for an even bigger visual impact, while the DPE three-piece wheels add some flair. The cabin sports a pair of Takata racing seats and harnesses, as well as a roll cage from Creations n’ Chrome.

The engine is an uprated version of the turbocharged, 1.6-liter engine found in the standard Veloster Turbo, but it’s been fitted with an AEM intake and a MagnaFlow exhaust, for a bit of extra oomph. A coil-over suspension from ARK, an AEM strut-tower bar and Toyo Proxes R888 tires afford a bit more handling potential for the VT, while a Brembo brake package can bring things to a rapid halt.

The other Veloster Turbo is from Fox Marketing Cars, and it’s decidedly more sporting than the Hylighter. With 370 horsepower coming thanks to a new BorgWarner turbo, an 845 Motorsports tubular manifold, a front-mount intercooler, an AEM water/methanol injection system and an ECU reflash, the 1.6-liter in the Fox car is considerably more potent. An ARK Performance 2.5-inch exhaust adds some character to the Veloster’s engine note, while a Nitrous Express system can deliver even more power when needed. An ARK coilover system allows 35-way adjustment, allowing the Fox Veloster Turbo to be set up for a multitude of surfaces.

Like the Hylighter, Takata racing seats and harnesses are featured in the car’s cabin. The exterior items are a bit more conservative on this car, consisting of fog lights liberated from a Genesis Coupe, smoked head and taillights and the black and aqua BASF paints.

We have live images of both cars, with the Hylighter up top and the Fox Marketing Cars if you scroll down. We’ve also included a press release from Hyundai that goes into detail about each vehicle.

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