When Hyundai Motor Company revealed the Veloster N as its first high-performance N model for the United States, more than a few were already thinking how they could further spice up the already hot hatch. Apparently, more things can still be done to transform the Veloster N into a hotter-looking machine on the road.
Slated to arrive at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Veloster N Performance Concept was created by Customization Teams at Hyundai Motor Co. to demonstrate how customers could further add spice to their hot hatch using aftermarket parts. These OEM-quality aftermarket parts were bolted onto a typical Veloster N to boost not only its visual appeal but also its dynamic on-road performance.
On the exterior, the Hyundai Veloster N Performance Concept is fitted with a number of performance and exterior-enhancing accessories from KWA. These include an aggressive rear wing and a rear diffuser down below, as complemented by cat-back anodized exhaust tips from Capristo. KWA also endowed the Veloster N Performance Concept with a mean appearance via a new hood, engine cover, front splitter, garnishes for the both the front grille, and fog lamps, as well as side sills and covers for the side-view mirrors.
For increased levels of performance, Hyundai’s Customization Teams also fitted the Veloster N Performance Concept with a coilover suspension from Extreme Racing with coil springs from H&R. Its front and rear anti-roll bars are from Daewon Steel. WIF provided the chassis brace for the front, center, and rear, as well as aluminum caliper brackets.
Meanwhile, forged six-piston front and four-piston rear brake calipers from Alcon are employed, and complemented by 380 mm rotors on the front and 360 mm rotors on the rear. The Hyundai Veloster N Performance Concept rides on 8.0 x 19.0-inch OZ forged racing wheels -- with N-brand carbon wheel caps – shod with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa 235/35R19 rubbers.
The enhancements for the Hyundai's SEMA-bound Veloster N Performance Concept likewise extend into the cabin. Leading the list are Alcantara and carbon sport seats from Sabelt. The concept’s steering wheel lower bezel, gear knob boot, parking lever, instrument panel, door control bezel, and horn pad are wrapped in Alcantara, and so are its air vent surround, armrest, door trim, N-branded door sill covers, as well as headliner and pillar liners.
Aside from these interior improvements, the Hyundai Veloster N Performance Concept features a red engine start button, aluminum gear shift knob, sport floor mats, and colored seat belt webbing.
As for power, there isn't much to be expected from the Hyundai Veloster N Performance Concept. It's still be delivering 275 hp of max output and 260 lb.-ft. of peak torque from a 2.0-liter, direct-injected turbocharged engine. But still, it can burn rubber if you want to.