Hyundai Says Its +320hp Velosterraptor N Is A Honda Type R Killer


Hyundai Says Its +320hp VelosterRaptor N Is A Honda Type R Killer

Hyundai has introduced (albeit via computer generated images for now) the Kona Ultimate and VelosterRaptor N ahead of their debut at SEMA.

Starting with the VelosterRaptor N, it created in cooperation with Bisimoto Engineering. It’s billed as a customer-friendly build that features bolt-on performance upgrades which are easy to install.

Designed specifically to be "Type R Killer," the concept is based on the Veloster N Performance and features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with "upgraded turbocharger internals." The model has also been equipped with a high-performance intercooler, a high-flow intake and a water methanol kit. Other upgrades include an optimized ECU, "mass airflow modifications" and a sports exhaust system.

Thanks to these changes, the engine produces more than 320 hp (239 kW / 324 PS). This is at least 45 hp (34 kW / 46 PS) more than stock and 14 hp (10 kW / 14 PS) more than the Honda Civic Type R.

Besides the performance upgrades, the car has been equipped with revised headlights, a suspension lowering kit and a custom rear spoiler. There are also Fifteen52 wheels that are wrapped in Toyo tires. Interior changes include lightweight sport seats and an "interactive OBD cluster" on the console.

Related: Hyundai Veloster N Performance Gets A Conceptual Image Boost For SEMA

Moving to the Kona, it has been turned into a legitimate off-roader by Rockstar Performance Garage. This required extensive modifications as the crossover has been equipped with a number of components from King suspension. The concept also sports 16-inch Motegi wheels that are wrapped in 30-inch Mickey Thompson tires.

Besides the off-road focused upgrades, the Kona has been outfitted with a number of performance parts. These include a Race Chip tune, a Magnaflow exhaust and a billet intake from K&N. The team also installed high-performance rotors and pads.

On the styling front, there isn’t much to report. However, Hyundai said the concept has a Bulletliner-coated body and Baja Design LED lights. Drivers will also find alligator-skinned seats and a Kicker audio system.