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ARK Performance Hyundai Veloster turbo unveiled ahead of 2011 SEMA

The ARK Performance Hyundai Veloster turbo has been completed and revealed in these first images. This is the Veloster turbo project previewed a few weeks ago, featuring a completely modified body, interior and engine.

Hyundai hasn’t officially released the Hyundai Veloster onto the market yet, at least locally, which could mean this ARK Performance Hyundai Veloster turbo is the first modified Veloster to ever be conceived.

The project goes for an overall rally theme, offering heavily pumped guards front and rear, as well as a low and hunkered down stance thanks to new front and rear bumper bars and side skirts. The front bumper bar is sharp and low and extends around to form part of the wheel arches, while at the rear also features a race-like extension which blends in from the rear wheel arches.

Under the bonnet is where is the action is though. ARK Performance has fit a custom twin-scroll turbocharger kit with all custom piping and intercooler. ARK Performance says the package is good for around 157kW (210hp) – quite a boost from the standard Veloster’s 103kW.

Almost every other mechanical component has been swapped for a high-performance item in the ARK Performance Hyundai Veloster turbo. There’s six-piston brakes, a DTP coilover suspension kit which brings the Veloster down neatly over the Advan RZ wheels. The wheels are also wrapped in Nitto NT05 racing tyres.

ARK Performance has also fit its own custom camber arms and control arms for the suspension joints, as well as sway bars and an ARK GRIP full exhaust system for that rally car bark.

Inside, it’s decked out in race seats, and a reupholstered trim featuring soft Alcantara materials on the dash, gear lever boot, roof lining and door trims. A full stereo kit from Image Dynamics provides the ARK Performance Hyundai Veloster turbo with solid in-car entertainment.

Hyundai and ARK Performance will debut the project at the 2011 SEMA Show next week. The show will run from November 1 to November 4. Stay tuned for plenty of coverage on some of the show’s standout cars.

UPDATE: New images from the SEMA unveiling.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.