Marcus De Guzman / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | August 16, 2017 08:44
Hotter Hyundai Veloster N heads to the Nurburgring once again
Another hot hatchback from Hyundai may soon hit the streets. Aside from the i30 N which was already revealed last month, Hyundai's high performance division (N) is once again busy testing the Veloster N at the infamous Green Hell.
Compared to the last set of photos that were sent to us last June 2017, the prototype hot hatch now has less camo. With it, we get to see a more detailed look of the upcoming Veloster N.
From the looks of things, it appears the Veloster N will heavily resemble the i30 N's front fascia. It gets the brand's signature Cascading Grill, along with the upswept headlights. It also comes with what appears to be a more aerodynamic front bumper.
The side profile appears unchanged but a closer look behind the alloy wheels and we are greeted by red brake calipers. With the i30 N sporting the same hue on their brake calipers, it's not too far fetched that the Veloster N will get the same set of brakes. Completing it all are what appear to be large 19-inch alloys and low-profile tires.
Moving towards the back, large dual exhaust tips dominate the rear, giving away the Veloster N's performance pedigree. Combined with the large rear wing and prominent diffuser, the Veloster N may come with good drag coefficient and aerodynamics.
To date, we still have no idea what engine powers the Veloster N. Our spies suspect, however that it could be a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder lifted from the RM16 concept. There is some speculation that the RM16 was only a testbed for Hyundai to test the highly-tuned 2.0-liter turbo engine.
Hyundai is expected to fully reveal the Veloster N sometime in 2018.