Chicago-based tuner Blood Type Racing Inc. revealed that it has created its own edition of the Veloster Turbo R-Spec specifically for 2015 SEMA Show. This model will be officially shown to the public during the SEMA press conference by Hyundai to be held in Las Vegas on November 3 at 11:30 a.m. PT.
Blood Type Racing has long been known for their rather extreme take when it comes to Korean vehicles and this is no different. This BTR Edition Veloster has a menacing look and has the appearance of having switched to the evil side.
It is designed to have the “Carbon Black” paint and is highlighted with a red racing stripe that goes to the hood from its front splitter. Its wide-body kit is composed of carbon fiber, giving it an aggressive and muscular stance.
Meanwhile, the combination of the rear deck spoiler, front splitter, and aero canards mounted on the front gives the BTR Edition Veloster the down force at speed. Its exterior gets that needed final demonic touch with the red highlights on its three-piece custom SSR wheels with the “demon eye” red projector headlamps.
With the 1.6-liter “Gamma” four-cylinder as its starting point, Blood Type Racing added in a high-boost turbocharger from Garrett, customized pistons and connecting rods, and new cylinder sleeves.
Furthermore, since its strengthened engine internals now work in conjunction with the retuned OEM ECU, the BTR Edition Veloster now has a power output that exceeds 500 horsepower.
It also now has the ability to maintain OEM drivability with the latest GDI technology from Hyundai. Majority of the interior meanwhile has been removed and has now been replaced with full race specifications.
Additional features have been added like the harness and steering wheel, Sabelt bucket seats, and four-point roll cage. Audio upgrades have also been made from Tanabe OLED Revel gauges and Rockford Fosgate.
Director of Marketing, Blood Type Racing, Inc., Sam Lee states that the main goal was to build the angriest-looking Hyundai vehicle that has ever hit the road. However, the tuner also sought to boost the Veloster R-Spec’s performance capabilities.
The engine for this edition has been tuned to push the small-displacement motor to its limits. While the specific output remains to be at 312 horsepower/liter, Lee adds that BTR will continue to push the capability of small displacement motors until they are able to reach the same level as that of Formula 1.
A number of different internal components have been developed in order to help manage the new engine’s power demand. Having been paired with aggressive visuals on the exterior and a hunkered-down suspension, Lee guarantees that the BTR Edition Veloster is sure to turn a lot of heads on SEMA’s show floor. For those interested to learn more about this year’s SEMA activity, just follow #HyundaiSEMA.