A prototype of the Hyundai Veloster with a mid-engined layout has been recently spotted while it was being tested out in the company’s home market.
The South Korean based automaker Hyundai may have seen to have forgotten all about the Veloster but things are always what they seem to be in the automotive industry. The vehicle pictured below is a Veloster which has a mid-engined layout. This is a prototype which has been spotted testing in South Korea and it appears to have a wider body, getting a two-door body style, large vents towards the rear, a lowered ride height compared to the standard model and so on. Chances are this will be targeting the Alfa Romeo 4C or even the smaller and recently unveiled Honda S660.
Considering the fact that this is nothing more than a simple prototype, don’t act too surprised if Hyundai decides not to put it into production. Keep in mind that last year, Hyundai has introduced the so-called Veloster Midship Concept, at the Busan Motor Show. This had a mid-engined layout, a strengthened chassis, lightweight aluminum suspension system, large rear spoiler, new diffuser, new wheels and some other tweaks. Power was being provided by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit, with Theta direct injection, rated at 220 kW, sent to the RWD. The prototype may be based on the concept car but more details on it are limited at the moment.
Source: Blood Type Racing (FB)