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500HP Blood Type Racing Veloster for SEMA Announced

Chicago-area tuner dances with the devil in their latest hatchback creation

Oct 7, 2015
Illustrator: Jon Sibal

For the Hyundai booth at the 2014 SEMA Show, Blood Type Racing (BTR) from Chicago displayed a pretty sick 800-horsepower, turbo, wide-body Genesis Coupe (photos below) which we were somewhat smitten with. This year, Hyundai has invited BTR back to Las Vegas for more, giving the tuners a Veloster Turbo R-Spec – and if the Jon Sibal rendering is any indication, we’re gonna love this one, too.

Dressed in a “Carbon Black” paint job with a red racing stripe running from the front splitter up onto the hood, the hatchback sports carbon fiber fender flares, front-mounted aero canards, front splitter, and a rear deck spoiler. For added wickedness, BTR went with red accents on the custom SSR three-piece wheels and red projector “demon eye” headlamps.

Under the hood there’s more evil, in the way of a fully built 1.6-liter “Gamma” four-cylinder mill, outfitted with new cylinder sleeves, custom rotating assembly, and Garret turbo, and making more than 500 horsepower. The interior has been stripped down and given the complete race-spec treatment, with a four-point roll cage, Sabelt bucket seats, harnesses and steering wheel.

A full listing of car specs are below; also, don’t forget to check out the Bisimoto Tucson and ARK Performance Genesis Coupe. The Blood Type Racing Veloster Turbo R-Spec will be revealed at Hyundai’s SEMA press conference on November 3 at 11:30 a.m. PT. Follow us and #HyundaiSEMA to keep up to speed on all of this year’s SEMA activity.

BLOOD TYPE RACING HYUNDAI VELOSTER TURBO R-SPEC

POWERTRAIN MODIFICATIONS
Pavel’s Racing Engines (PRE) Custom Forged Pistons
PRE Custom Forged Connecting Rods
PRE Custom Sleeves
PRE Custom Bearings
PRE Custom Valve Springs
KMC Fabrication Custom Intake Manifold
Devils Own Methanol/Water Injection System
KMC Fabrication Custom Dump Tube
KMC Fabrication Custom Cat-less 3-in. Exhaust
Custom Front-Mount Intercooler
Garrett GTX3582R Dual Ball Bearing Turbo
KMC Fabrication Custom Sidewinder Turbo Manifold
Synapse Engineering Radial Blow Off Valve
Synapse Engineering Wastegate
Clutch Masters Upgraded Clutch

CHASSIS/SUSPENSION MODIFICATIONS
BC Racing Coilovers
Pierce Motorsports Strut Tower Brace
Pierce Motorsports Under Body Brace
Pierce Motorsports Torsion Bar
Slotted and Dimpled Rotors
Performance Brake Pads
Upgraded Brake Lines
SSR Professor TF1 19x9.5-in. Wheels with Custom Red Face
Toyo Proxes R888 Tires
Tire Sticker.com “Toyo Tires” / “Proxes” permanent sticker

EXTERIOR MODIFICATIONS
SoCal Garage Works Carbon Fiber Wide Body Fender Kit
SoCal Garage Works Carbon Fiber Front Canards
SoCal Garage Works Carbon Fiber Side Skirt Covers
SoCal Garage Works Custom Front Grill
APR Carbon Fiber Front Lip
Seibon Carbon, Carbon Fiber Hood
Seibon Carbon, Carbon Fiber Rear Hatch
Seibon Carbon, Carbon Fiber Hood Prop
Sequence Garage Devil’s Spoiler
Sequence Garage Rear Bumper Lip
Rally Armor Red Mud Flaps
BASF Carbon Black Paint
Genuine Hyundai Side Mirrors with Turn Indicators
Custom Diode Dynamics Headlights with Demon Eyes

INTERIOR MODIFICATIONS
Sabelt GT-130 Racing Seats
Sabelt Saloon 4-Point Harness
Sabelt SW-465 Steering Wheel
Pierce Motorsports 4-Point Roll Cage
BTR Custom Rear Seat Delete
BTR Custom Subwoofer Box
BTR Custom Trunk False Floor
BTR Custom Battery Trunk Relocation
Rockford Fosgate P3SD4-10 Shallow Subwoofers
Rockford Fosgate P1650 2-Way Coaxial Speakers
Rockford Fosgate P165-SI 2-Way Component Speakers
Rockford Fosgate P1000X5 Amplifier
Tanabe VLS OLED Boost Gauge
Tanabe VLS OLED Wideband AFR Gauge

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