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 |  Oct 06 2011, 3:00 PM

While most of the cars at the SEMA Show are built to be over-the-top displays of horsepower and gaudiness Hyundai is preparing to showcase at least one of its new Veloster models that takes a different approach.

Make no mistake, the car created by marketing agency PM Lifestyle and the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) will display a full suite of modifications, but it’s designed to be representative of what the average tuner could do with his or her car. The message is clear: Hyundai is betting the Veloster will be a hit with the tuner crowd and with auto enthusiasts and is working to showcase just how attractive a platform it can be.

Far more than just IHE (Intake, Header, Exhaust), the ‘Versatile Veloster’ will get a Sequence-X body kit, Konig wheels and plenty of Seibon carbon fiber goodies, including the hood and trunk, with a custom blue paint job covering the rest of the car. Performance upgrades include an AEM Cold Air Intake, Magnaflow exhaust and a custom header, while KW was contracted for a full coilover suspension and SSBC is supplying the brakes. Making an expected 163-hp (up from in the stock car), there’s also a Nitrous Express system for some added power.

On display at the 2011 SEMA Show from November 1-4, the PM Lifestyle ‘Versatile’ Veloster will then go on a three-year show tour with UTI, making appearances at 120 autocross, supercross and demonstration events.

Get a full rundown of the modifications after the jump and see AutoGuide’s complete 2011 SEMA Show preview here:

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Mechanically, PM Lifestyle plans to customize the following:

Ÿ  AEM Cold Air Intake

Ÿ  Autometer Phantom Nitrous Pressure and Air/Fuel Ratio Gauges

Ÿ  Aeromotive Fuel Pressure Regulator

Ÿ  B&M Hi-Tek Oil Cooler Fan

Ÿ  B&M Launch Control Unit

Ÿ  Chasebays Engine Ground Kit

Ÿ  KW Full Coilover Suspension

Ÿ  Magnaflow Exhaust

Ÿ  Magnaflow Hi-Flow Racing Catalytic Converter

Ÿ  Flex-A-Lite Radiator/Racing Thermostat

Ÿ  Nitrous Express Piranha and Purge Systems

Ÿ  Nitrous Express Automatic Bottle Heater

Ÿ  Royal Purple Fluids

Ÿ  SSBC Big Brake Kit

Ÿ  SPEC Clutch

Ÿ  Custom Racing Header and Chassis Brace

Ÿ  Optima Battery – 8022-091 75/25 Dual Terminal

Ÿ  Konig Deception Wheels (18×8)

Ÿ  Continental Extreme Contact DW Tires


Interior modifications include:

Ÿ  Cipher Auto Peanut Butter Leather Seats

Ÿ  Infinite Auto Design Peanut Butter Leather Center Console and Rear Seats

Ÿ  Infinite Auto Design Custom Suede A-Pillars and Headliner

Ÿ  Custom Snap-On Tool Storage Unit in Rear

Ÿ  Custom Harness Bar

Ÿ  Kicker 10-inch Solo Subwoofer

Kicker 400-watt Class D Amplifier

Ÿ  Kicker Audio Door Speakers

Ÿ  Kicker PES19C Substation Enclosure

Ÿ  Panasonic Toughbook

Ÿ  Status Seat Belt Harnesses


PM Lifestyle will also make exterior enhacements to the Veloster, including:

Ÿ  D-BASF Custom Paint Mix

Ÿ  GReddy Carbon Fiber Hood Dampers

Ÿ  Hyundai Genesis LED Door Mirrors

Ÿ  Seibon Carbon Fiber Hood

Ÿ  Seibon Carbon Fiber Trunk

Ÿ  Seibon Carbon Fiber Lower Rear Diffuser

Ÿ  Sequence-X Body Kit

Ÿ  V-LEDS HID Fog Light Kit

Ÿ  V-LEDS Complete LED Light Conversion