Hyundai hopped on their PR wire to tease a new tuner concept they’re introducing at this year’s 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas.
It starts out life as Veloster Turbo R-Spec and is then given to Blood Type Racing, who gives it a pretty wicked workover.
The modifications include a carbon-fiber wide body kit, complete with an aggressive front splitter and canards, “demon eye” colored headlights, a carbon fiber rear spoiler, and red-painted 19-inch SSR Professor TF1 wheels, wrapped in fancy Toyo Proxes R888 tires.
The tuner look also continues inside with a four-point roll-cage, four-point safety harnesses for the seats, a Sabelt steering wheel, and a Rockford Fosgate high-end audio system.
It’s also has some go to complement the show as Blood Type Racing also fiddled with the 1.6L turbocharged four-banger by fitting a large Garrett snail, a revised intake manifold, and even methanol/water injection. A custom-made intercooler gets fitted to help the snail function more efficiently, a sports-tuned exhaust system, and rebuilt internals to handle the stronger outputs. The result: 500hp.
Check out the press release after the jump.
BLOOD TYPE RACING RETURNS TO SEMA, BRINGING ALONG A SINISTER VELOSTER TURBO
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 7, 2015 – Blood Type Racing Inc., the renowned Chicago-based tuner known for his extreme take on Korean vehicles, has revealed its Veloster Turbo R-Spec built for SEMA. The BTR Edition Veloster has an evil twist, designed to look as though it just switched over to the dark side. The car will be revealed at Hyundai’s SEMA press conference on November 3 at 11:30 a.m. PT, in Las Vegas.
The vehicle’s evil appearance began with a “Carbon Black” paint job, accented with a red racing stripe running from the front splitter up onto the hood. A carbon fiber wide-body kit gives the car a muscular, more aggressive stance, and front-mounted aero canards, front splitter and a rear deck spoiler provide down force at speed. Red accents on the custom SSR three-piece wheels, along with red projector “demon eye” headlamps add a final demonic touch to the vehicle’s exterior.
Using the Veloster’s 1.6-liter “Gamma” four-cylinder as a starting block, BTR added new cylinder sleeves, a high-boost turbocharger from Garrett, and custom connecting rods and pistons. With a retuned OEM ECU working in tandem with the strengthened engine internals, power output is now more than 500 horsepower, maintaining OEM drivability through use of Hyundai’s latest GDI technology. The interior has been stripped down and given the full, race-spec treatment with the addition of a four-point roll cage, Sabelt bucket seats, harnesses and steering wheel, along with audio upgrades from Rockford Fosgate and Tanabe OLED Revel gauges.
“The focus of this build was to boost the performance capabilities of the Veloster R-Spec while creating one of the angriest-looking Hyundai vehicles to chew up the pavement,” said Sam Lee, Director of Marketing, Blood Type Racing, Inc. “The engine tune on this vehicle is pushing the small-displacement motor to the edge. With a specific output of 312 horsepower/liter, we’re pushing this small displacement motor close to Formula 1 levels of performance. We’ve developed a number of internal components to help manage the power demands of this new engine, and paired with our hunkered-down suspension and aggressive exterior visuals, this Veloster is guaranteed to turn heads on the SEMA show floor.”
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PRE Custom Forged Connecting Rods
PRE Custom Sleeves
PRE Custom Bearings
PRE Custom Valve Springs
KMC Fabrication Custom Intake Manifold
Devils Own Methanol/Water Injection System
KMC Fabrication Custom Dump Tube
KMC Fabrication Custom Cat-less 3-in. Exhaust
Custom Front-Mount Intercooler
Garrett GTX3582R Dual Ball Bearing Turbo
KMC Fabrication Custom Sidewinder Turbo Manifold
Synapse Engineering Radial Blow Off Valve
Synapse Engineering Wastegate
Clutch Masters Upgraded Clutch
BC Racing Coilovers
Pierce Motorsports Strut Tower Brace
Pierce Motorsports Under Body Brace
Pierce Motorsports Torsion Bar
Slotted and Dimpled Rotors
Performance Brake Pads
Upgraded Brake Lines
SSR Professor TF1 19×9.5-in. Wheels with Custom Red Face
Toyo Proxes R888 Tires
Tire Sticker.com “Toyo Tires” / “Proxes” permanent sticker
SoCal Garage Works Carbon Fiber Wide Body Fender Kit
SoCal Garage Works Carbon Fiber Front Canards
SoCal Garage Works Carbon Fiber Side Skirt Covers
SoCal Garage Works Custom Front Grill
APR Carbon Fiber Front Lip
Seibon Carbon, Carbon Fiber Hood
Seibon Carbon, Carbon Fiber Rear Hatch
Seibon Carbon, Carbon Fiber Hood Prop
Sequence Garage Devil’s Spoiler
Sequence Garage Rear Bumper Lip
Rally Armor Red Mud Flaps
BASF Carbon Black Paint
Genuine Hyundai Side Mirrors with Turn Indicators
Custom Diode Dynamics Headlights with Demon Eyes
Sabelt GT-130 Racing Seats
Sabelt Saloon 4-Point Harness
Sabelt SW-465 Steering Wheel
Pierce Motorsports 4-Point Roll Cage
BTR Custom Rear Seat Delete
BTR Custom Subwoofer Box
BTR Custom Trunk False Floor
BTR Custom Battery Trunk Relocation
Rockford Fosgate P3SD4-10 Shallow Subwoofers
Rockford Fosgate P1650 2-Way Coaxial Speakers
Rockford Fosgate P165-SI 2-Way Component Speakers
Rockford Fosgate P1000X5 Amplifier
Tanabe VLS OLED Boost Gauge
Tanabe VLS OLED Wideband AFR Gauge
– By: Chris Chin