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The high-performance Hyundai Veloster Turbo has been spied at the Detroit motor show

The new US-spec Hyundai Veloster Turbo has been given its official debut at the Detroit motor show. A European version of the car will also follow, possibly after a launch at the Geneva motor show in March.

Powering the US Veloster Turbo is a new turbocharged 1.6-litre direct-injection petrol engine with 198bhp. Hyundai claims its new go-faster 1+2 doored coupe has a best in class power to weight ratio.

Transmission options include a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic. When equipped with the former, the Veloster Turbo returns a claimed 45.6mpg combined. Other powertrain features include a sports-tuned exhaust note.

Completing the mechanical upgrades is a sports-tuned steering system.

The styling has also undergone an overhaul. The Turbo features a unique front-end design, with a new grille, bumper and fog lights. There's also a matte grey paint finish, 18in alloys, and new LED headlights.

Inside, there are leather sports seats, and a Turbo-exclusive Graphite Black colour scheme, which also gets special Turbo badging.

The US will get their version of the Veloster Turbo by the summer. UK buyers are tipped to get the car in the second half of 2012.

The latest incarnation of the Genesis coupe also received its public debut at the show.

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tomisdadude 10 January 2012

Re: Hot Veloster spied at Detroit show

oddly the Hyundai Veloster Turbo is now on Forza Motorsport 4 which on the game it has 201bhp, 195 LB-FT out of a 1.6 Litre. With a 0-60mph of 7.5 seconds, 0-100mph of 20 seconds and a top speed of 145mph. so its not actually as fast as the turbo part deserves.

Lesia44 10 January 2012

Re: Hot Veloster spied at Detroit show

Was this car designed by a six year old?

simonali 10 January 2012

Re: Hot Veloster spied at Detroit show

It appears to have lost around 12 bhp since earlier poster's comments...??