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 |  Jan 21 2011, 2:41 PM

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While the Hyundai Veloster made its debut at the Detroit Auto Show, the company has quietly been testing a barely disguised Veloster with something a bit more sinister under the hood. The most likely explanation is that Hyundai is testing a more powerful Veloster, likely with a turbocharger.

A turbo Veloster would be the most logical choice, as its GDI engine would be well-paired with a turbo. Horsepower could be boosted well above the current 138-hp figure without a major penalty in fuel economy or curb weight. Since the standard Veloster weighs just under 2600 lbs, the associated turbo hardware would likely bring the car closer to 2700lbs.

Of course, Hyundai can’t make the Veloster too quick. Although the Genesis Coupe is expected to get a boost in power, with a base engine making 274 horsepower, the Veloster can’t step on the toes of the flagship sports car, and we think Hyundai won’t show us the Veloster’s full potential for that reason alone.

[Source: Carscoop]

  • STEVE

    OK I LOVE THE LOOK OF THIS CAR FOM THE DRIVERS SIDE, HATE,HATE THE 3RD DOOR THING NASTY LOOKING! THAT COULD BE WHAT KEEPS ME FROM BUYING THIS!

    THE ONLY THING THAT WOULD MAKE ME OVERLOOK THIS HUGE MISTAKE WOULD BE THE TURBO VERSION, THAT IS IF IT HAS 200+ HP NOTHING LESS!

  • STEVE

    PS: THE TIRES ON THE VELOSTER ARE TO NARROW NEEDS WIDER RUBBER EVEN ON THE BASE MODEL!

  • Hako

    The third door doesn’t bother me a bit…..it not even obvious. Besides, my backseat passengers will consider
    a high-point when getting in and out of the small rear quarters.

  • STEVE

    HAKOYOU MUST BE BLIND!!!!!!

  • EMMETT

    ha ha tell thet mothafu**
    haha the third door is wack

  • Pat

    I think it’s cool. It’s hidden so it doesn’t look like a 4 door.