The hotly anticipated turbocharged Hyundai Veloster finally becomes official at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show.
This weird but kinda cool coupe has the same 1.6 liter four-cylinder as in the normal Velosters, but it’s of course been fitted with a twin-scroll turbocharger. That means a total output of 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque.
Granted, 201 isn’t much, but compared to the 138 hp output of the standard car it is much appreciated. Hyundai offers two great transmissions for the Veloster turbo: a proper manual or a dual-clutch, both with six speeds in them.
They have also tuned the exhausts a bit, making them more tuneful, adding a bit of drama and excitement. Visually you get the 18-inch wheels, sporty grille, side skirts, rear diffuser with a twin central exhausts. The best visual feature however is this matte gray paint job you see on this car which is a production color, not a special treatment.
Pricing and performance figures of the new Hyundai Veloster Turbo are yet to be confirmed.