Everyone is gearing up for the next biggest show: the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas. And to prove this, people from ARK Performance have decided to trick out a new 2012 Hyundai Veloster.
According to some opinions, the Veloster could use a couple extra horses and that’s one of the many things ARK Performance has done.
Taking the stock 1.6L four-banger, which is rated at 138hp and 123 lb-ft of torque, they added a series of modifications from a turbocharger and an intercooler kit to a completely new exhaust, all made from ARK Performance. The result is a bump in power to 210-hp.
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To compensate for that increase, ARK Performance also fitted their own suspension and brake upgrades.
“The Hyundai Veloster is an ideal car for enthusiasts with its distinctive design and dynamic architecture,” said Ted Lee, owner, ARK Performance Inc. “At SEMA, our ARK Performance Veloster will bridge the realm between an affordable sports car and an extreme motor sports vehicle. From the first Tiburon, to the Genesis Coupe, and now with the Veloster, ARK Performance continues to uphold the torch as the pioneer of aftermarket performance manufacturing for Hyundai.”
Refresher: Power for the 2012 Hyundai Veloster comes from a 1.6 liter GDI Gamma direct-injection gasoline engine making 138-hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. EPA estimated fuel-economy comes in at 28/40/32 mpg (city/highway/combined) with the six speed manual and 29/38/32 mpg with the DCT. Prices start at $17,300.
– By: Chris Chin