COSTA MESA, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of the first Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) series at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Hyundai Motor America announced that it will continue its motorsports partnership with Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) for the 2012 GRC season. This year, RMR has extensively retuned its Veloster rallycross car, benefitting from last year's introductory season in the GRC series. Hyundai is the lead sponsor for Rhys Millen's RMR Veloster rallycross entry, leveraging his diverse racing career with impressive victories in RallyCross, Pikes Peak Hillclimb, Formula Drift, and a wide spectrum of stunt driving.
This summer, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo joins the hot-selling Hyundai Veloster introduced last year with its unique third-door design and efficient direct-injected powertrain. The Turbo model boasts a hefty 63 horsepower advantage over the normally-aspirated model, generating an impressive 201 horsepower from only 1.6 liters of displacement. The fully race-prepared RMR Veloster rallycross turbo engine generates more than 500 peak horsepower from its four-cylinder turbocharged and intercooled powerplant, for explosive acceleration out of tight-radius corners.
"Global rallycross is the perfect competitive motorsports arena for the Veloster. Both naturally appeal to younger enthusiasts. Rallycross offers high-intensity, video-game-like pace with each heat, challenging tight-radius corners, powerful drifts, big-gap jumps, and even the occasional paint-swapping opportunity," said Steve Shannon, Hyundai's vice president of marketing. "This fan-immersive, high-intensity racing environment complements the power, agility, and fun-to-drive character of Veloster perfectly. Likewise, Millen's aggressive racing style coupled with superb precision make the most out of Veloster's lightweight agility, creating a thrilling and formidable GRC rally car."
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