2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec

Technical Specs
201 hp 195 lb-ft 6.5 s 130 mph
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type I4, Turbocharged Length 167.3 in (4249 mm)
Displacement 97 cu in (1591 cc) Width 71.1 in (1806 mm)
Power 201 hp (150 kW) @ 6000 rpm Height 55.1 in (1400 mm)
Torque 195 lb-ft (264 Nm) @ 1750 rpm Weight 2800 lb (1270 kg)
Redline n/a Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 6.5 s (6.7 s)
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile n/a
Net Power n/a 60-0 Braking n/a
Driveline Top Speed 130 mph (210 km/h)
Layout Front Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City 24 mpg
Type 6 Speed Manual EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY 33 mpg
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front 215/40 R18 Manufacturer's Origin South Korea
Tire Size - Rear 215/40 R18 Base Price $21,600
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2014 Veloster Turbo R-Spec: Focused Performance Package for Tuners and Enthusiasts

Published: Thu Nov 21, 2013 by Marko P.  |  Source: Hyundai
The 2014 Veloster Turbo R-Spec in Marathon Blue color.
The 2014 Veloster Turbo R-Spec in Marathon Blue color.

Hyundai presented the fourth R-Spec model at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which has a unique design, enhanced chassis tuning, a B&M Racing Sport Shifter, and a lower price than the Veloster Turbo. Its turbocharged 1.6-liter engine can be easily and cost-efficiently tuned. The Veloster R-Spec will be available at the dealers in early February 2014.

The R-Spec badge at Hyundai is given to the ultimate performance version. For Veloster Turbo R-Spec, sport suspension and steering settings have been retuned for optimum responsiveness, with higher spring rates and a more rigid transmission mount. On the powertrain side, R-Spec is available only with the 6-speed manual transmission, and a short-throw B&M Sport Shifter has been added for a tighter, more direct shift feel.

"We're thrilled to add the Veloster Turbo R-Spec to our growing family of enthusiast-oriented R-Spec models", said Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. "The R-Spec takes the Veloster theme of affordable performance to an entirely new level that is sure to appeal to driving enthusiasts."

R-Spec Exterior and Interior

On the exterior, R-Spec adds a sporty red-accented front splitter and side blades, with R-Spec badging on the rear hatch. Inside, red leatherette bolsters with red/black cloth insert sport seats complement special embroidered-logo R-Spec floor mats for a sporty ambience. Veloster Turbo R-Spec will be available in four colors: Elite White, Ultra Black, Marathon Blue, and exclusively for 2014 Veloster, Sprint Gray.

In keeping with its purist driving focus, some standard equipment from the Turbo model has been deleted from the R-Spec, such as proximity-key entry with push-button start, premium gauge cluster, side-repeater mirrors, driver's auto-up window, high-gloss interior cues and full-faced heated leather seats.

Inside the cabin, 2014 Veloster Turbo R-Spec and Turbo models receive Active Sound Design (later availability), which provides richer in-cabin powertrain resonance for an even more involving driving experience, especially during spirited driving.

Torque Vectoring Control (TVC)

Adding to the focused driving experience for all 2014 Veloster Turbo R-Spec and Turbo models is Torque Vectoring Control (TVC). This active cornering feature, utilizing capabilities from the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and powertrain control systems, improves dynamic cornering during more enthusiastic driving. TVC uses wheel-speed sensors coupled with ESC algorithms to apply precise braking force to the inside front wheel during spirited cornering. This active braking redirects power to the outside front wheel in the turn, reducing wheelspin, for enhanced cornering grip and corner-exit acceleration. Overall, TVC provides Veloster Turbo R-Spec drivers with an incremental margin of cornering precision during enthusiastic driving.

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