EGR Group is developing a bespoke EGR Night Racer concept derived from the Hyundai Veloster Turbo. The EGR Night Racer is developed specifically for time attack races at night racing circuits. It will be unveiled at the 2013 SEMA Show scheduled to take place on November 5 - 8, 2013. The EGR Night Racer is wrapped in a distinct vivid yellow paint scheme called dubbed Yellowcake, created by EGR in collaboration with the paint experts at PPG and Barry’s Speed Shop.
The EGR Night Racer draws plenty of attention, especially on night racing circuits, thanks to a Wurton roof-mounted LED light bar and custom ONEighty-branded headlights. However, changes for the EGR Night Racer are not only limited to its looks.
Its body has been made more rigid due to the addition of a custom roll cage. The ride height of the EGR Night Race is also race-tuned with an ARK coil-over suspension and AEM strut brace.
The EGR Night Racer’s 1.6-liter engine has been tuned by Bisimoto Engineering to provide up to 250 horsepower of output. Complementing the engine are features like oversized Brembo brakes, DPE 3-piece racing wheels and Toyo semi-slick racing tires.
Mike O’Brien, vice president, product planning, Hyundai Motor America, remarked that the Veloster Turbo provides an ideal tuning platform for enthusiasts “who want to modify their cars.” He remarked that EGR created a “very special night-focused time attack car” that showcases Veloster Turbo’s sporty DNA.
The design of the new Hyundai Veloster is heavily inspired by a high-performance sport bike. For instance, the Veloster features a glass with the looks of a motorcycle helmet visor, thanks to its unique black A-pillars. The front end of the Veloster features an aggressive interpretation of the brand’s signature hexagonal front grille, Hyundai-signature LED position lights and hood scoop detailing. The new Veloster could optionally be specified with chrome grille surround, fog lights, a large panoramic sunroof and piano black highlights.
When viewed from the sides, the new Hyundai Veloster clearly reveals its "Fluidic Sculpture" character lines and muscular wheel arches as well as its body-colored door handles and mirrors. The side view also reveals the car’s wraparound headlights and taillights. As standard, the new Hyundai Veloster rides on a set of 17-inch alloy wheels, with two types of 18-inch wheels offered as options. Interestingly, range-topping 18-inch wheel features painted inserts.
On the rear, the new Hyundai Veloster is defined by a distinctive glass hatch as well as dual centered chrome exhaust tips. These rear elements are complemented by black lower fascia.
Meanwhile, the interior of the Veloster exposes a center stack and controls that resemble a sport bike fuel tank, and even features an available push-button starter. The floor console looks like the seat of the bike while the air vents appear similar to motorcycle tailpipes. The interior also features a number of metallic accents. Hyundai offers alloy pedals as well as a steering wheel and shift knob wrapped in leather.