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Hyundai's 250bhp night racer for SEMA

Published: 01 Oct 2013

The aftermarket community is polishing its aluminium shifter knobs and preparing its finest carbon-fibre wide-body kits in anticipation of the upcoming SEMA show in Las Vegas. As such, Hyundai will present this: the ‘Yellowcake'.

Well, that's the name of the paint job, adorning a modified Veloster Turbo designed specifically for time attack races at night racing circuits. It's been built in conjunction with aftermarket accessory supplier EGR, and features that special yellow paint - thanks, Barry's Speed Shop! - a roof-mounted LED light bar and custom headlights.

Should you manage to avoid snow blindness or a sunburnt cornea while watching is hack around a circuit, you'll be pleased to hear it features a bit more power than the standard Veloster Turbo, though not as much as you'd think.

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Hyundai's good friends over at Bisimoto Engineering (the same sorcerers who conjured up the 1,000bhp Genesis Coupe), boosted the 1.6-litre turbocharged engine to 250bhp, complete with an AEM intake and a MagnaFlow exhaust.

Meet the 1,000bhp Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Then there's a custom roll cage, ARK coilover suspension, an AEM strut brace, oversized Brembo brakes, Toyo semi-slick racing tyres on three-piece lightweight racing wheels, and a suite of EGR body mods: a widebody kit, bonnet deflector, window visors, rear spoiler and bumper guard. There are some Takata racing seats and harnesses and a custom interior.

If you're planning on attending the SEMA show in Vegas - 5-8 Nov - then may we suggest some suitable UV protection for your eyes?

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