2013 Hyundai Veloster
Armed with 201 horsepower, the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo is ready to burn through the streets of Palm Springs.
Powered by a new 1.6-liter Turbocharged-Gasoline Direct Injection (T-GDI) engine and in house six-speed automatic or manual transmission, the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo produces that 201 horsepower at 6000 RPM and a highway fuel economy estimated at 35 MPG for a manual transmission. The Veloster Turbo also boasts Best-in-class specific output at 125.6 horsepower per liter, and Best-in-class weight to power ratio of 14 lbs/hp.
Sport-tuned engine intake and exhaust note, sport-tuned steering, unique front fascia, fog lights and ground effects, 18-inch alloy wheels with chrome inserts, projection headlights with unique LED headlight accents are all standard on the 2013 Veloster Turbo. Also standard are side mirrors with turn signal indicators, unique LED taillights, supervision cluster, leather seating surfaces with driver’s lumbar support, heated front seats, and Turbo exclusive Graphite Black interior with Blue accents and headliner graphics.
Hyundai’s 1.6-liter Gamma turbocharged engine features a twin-scroll turbocharger that, when combined with the GDI system, results in instantaneous power delivery. Twin-scroll turbochargers have traditionally been used on more expensive high performance engines.
Twin-scroll turbocharger designs have two exhaust gas inlets divided by split walls inside the turbine housing, with both gas passages controlled by a waste-gate. A twin-scroll turbo recovers even more energy from the exhaust than a single-scroll turbocharger, thanks to a divided manifold. The twin-scroll design separates the cylinders whose exhaust gas pulses interfere with each other, resulting in improved pressure distribution in the exhaust ports and a more efficient delivery of exhaust gas energy to the turbocharger’s turbine.
The result of this effect from a twin-scroll design leads to better pressure distribution in the exhaust ports and a more efficient delivery of exhaust gas energy to the turbocharger’s turbine. This in turn allows greater valve overlap, resulting in an improved quality and quantity of the air charge entering each cylinder. The twin-scroll turbocharger design has several other advantages over traditional, single-scroll turbo charging systems, including improved combustion efficiency, low engine-speed efficiency, cooler cylinder temperatures, lower exhaust temperatures, leaner air/fuel ratio, better pressure distribution in the exhaust ports and more efficient delivery of exhaust gas energy to the turbocharger’s turbine.
To handle the power enhancements and keep with Hyundai’s commitment to making fuel efficient vehicles, Veloster Turbo is paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission. Both transmissions were developed in house at Hyundai. The manual features a wider gear ratio spread to handle the additional torque output. The high-revving turbo helps during acceleration, especially at highway speeds. The Veloster Turbo is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifter and Shiftronic controls.
Inside, full leather seats help deliver a unique look and provide exceptional support and comfort. An exclusive Supervision Cluster offers the driver information in a larger, clearer and more interactive format. This is due to the Supervision Cluster’s two TFT screens located between the tachometer and the speedometer. Heated front seats are also standard on the Turbo version. The center stack and controls also resemble a sport bike fuel tank and incorporate a push-button starter and alloy pedals.
The power and style of the 2013 Veloster and Veloster Turbo is made for anyone who wants to stand out in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.
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