The 2012 Hyundai Veloster made its debut this year at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. It warmed our hearts in terms of looks, but its 138 HP leaking out of the Gamma 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine chilled us to the bone. Shouldn’t a "sports car" have a little more push that that? Hyundai seems to think so which is why they have decided to turbo it up with the Hyundai Veloster Turbo edition.
This new Turbo will leave the standard Veloster in the dust while still using the same 1.6L GDI four-cylinder engine. Adding some turbo to the existing equipment will get the power out put up to 208 HP at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 195 lbs-ft available from 1,600 rpm to 5,000 rpm. Nothing yet on what this new power will allow the Veloster to do in the performance area, but expect to see a 0-60 mph sprint time of about 5 seconds.