500 Horsepower RMR Hyundai Veloster Rally Car Revealed

RMR Hyundai Veloster rally car is based on the new Veloster coupe that debuted last month at the Detroit Motor Show. The rally spec Veloster made its debut yesterday at the Chicago Auto Show and drivers Rhys Millen and Robbie Maddison will be competing with it at the 2011 U.S. Rallycross Championship.

Rhys Millen Racing stripped the new Veloster coupe to its bare metal, replaced the metal body panels with carbon/Kevlar to cut 75 percent of the bodyshell’s weight. Inside they fitted a custom eight-point roll-cage, firewall and Sparco bucket seats.

Power comes from Hyundai’s 2.0 litre four-cylinder with an HKS turbocharger producing an impressive 500 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheel through an X-Trac six-speed sequential gearbox.

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