Hyundai has already released renderings of its Cosworth-tuned Genesis Coupe that will be on display at the2012 SEMA Show, and with the show just a couple more weeks away, Hyundai is now teasing a souped-upVeloster headed to Las Vegas. The Hyundai Veloster Turbo Velocity concept was designed at Hyundai’s America Technical Center in Irvine, CA to be a street car that is also trackable. To start, Hyundai had the Veloster Turbo’s stock engine sent off to Cosworth for new internal components, turbocharger, intercooler, intake manifold and engine controller, and it was finished off with a custom exhaust system. The result gives the Velocity concept more than 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet. To handle the track, Hyundai also upgraded the car’s suspension and brakes. SEMA concepts are known for their flashy, over-the-top designs, and the Velocity will not disappoint with its wide body kit, a massive rear wing and a white-painted roof that gives the car a custom chopped look. Intending to prove this concept is ready for the track, the Velocity also comes with a full roll bar, data acquisition hardware and racing harnesses. We’ll have live images of the Veloster Turbo Velocity concept for you in a couple weeks, but until then, Hyundai has included a press release and a quick video of its SEMA-bound concept that we’ve posted below Read more
Vaughn Gittin, Jr. is a professional drifting champion. The Ford Mustang is a muscle car that is built in Flat Rock, Michigan. This is what happens when you put the two together. Just like Ken “From The” Block, Gittin is sponsored by Monster Energy. That means his contract probably stipulates that he has to participate in at least one gymkhana-esque event. For his driftravaganza, Gittin took a 2013 Mustang off the assembly line and proceeded to drift it around other Mustangs at the Flat Rock plant as part of a “comprehensive track test.” It indeed is comprehensive, and he only hits a couple other Mustangs along the way. Thanks Jalopnik!