HYUNDAI AND RHYS MILLEN RACING TO COMPETE IN 2013 ESPN SUMMER X-GAMES GLOBAL RALLYCROSS SERIES WITH VELOSTER RALLYCAR

Posted on 30. Oct, 2013 by in Hyundai Canada

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug 1, 2013 – Hyundai and Rhys Millen Racing are once again teaming adult for a Global RallyCross Series during a 2013 ESPN Summer X-Games in Los Angeles. This year’s foe moves from a ultra-tight circuit on a streets of downtown Los Angeles to a purpose-built racing trickery in Irwindale, California. This new circuit is certain to change a dynamics and plan for a race, with some-more room for a late braking, passing, drifts and big-gap jumps that make this eventuality a racing fan favorite.

“I can’t wait to get behind in a Veloster Rallycar racing seat”, pronounced Millen. “Of march it’s a good event to go wheel-to-wheel with some of a best convene drivers in a world, right in a possess backyard. Even more, it’s a good event to uncover off a opening intensity of a Hyundai Veloster Rallycar, only a few miles from Hyundai headquarters. With Veloster’s energy and doing and my convene knowledge we’re aiming to be initial off a peak on Sunday.”

Steve Shannon, clamp boss of selling for Hyundai Motor America, echoed, “The Hyundai Veloster, with a high opening direct-injected, turbocharged powertrain and wide, assertive stance, is a ideal competition coupe for enthusiasts of any lifestyle. It’s good to group adult again with a world-class racer like Rhys Millen to uncover Veloster’s full potential. We’re some-more than vehement about a prospects on Sunday.”

HYUNDAI RMR VELOSTER RALLYCAR

CHASSIS

RMR employees practical all they know about fabricating racecars into a Veloster Rallycar. The prolongation Veloster was nude to unclothed steel and a framework spent 5 days in an Alkali bath stealing all rubber and adhesives. The framework was also tack welded for combined constructional rigidity.

CARBON/KEVLAR BODY PANELS

Millen fast motionless to take a already lightweight Veloster and make it even lighter. His organisation took molds of a Veloster physique panels to replicate them out of carbon/Kevlar. The hood, doors, entertain panels, front fascia and back fascia are all built out of carbon/Kevlar. The carbon/Kevlar panels are 75 percent lighter than a piece steel they replaced. Downforce has been serve increasing by a tradition RMR back wing. The hood is vented to waste heat.

SUSPENSION

The Hyundai RMR Veloster Rally automobile utilizes a tradition cessation with inexhaustible transport for a big-gap jumps.

WHEELS, TIRES AND BRAKES

To safeguard that a extended energy plant translates all a approach to lane performance, RMR combined tradition built 18-inch HRE wheels and 245/40-18 Hankook Racing tires. Stopping energy comes from 14-inch Alcon stop rotors and 6 piston Alcon calipers.

RMR VELOSTER RALLYCAR SPECIFICATIONS

Curb weight: 2,656 pounds

Engine: Hyundai 500-horspower four-cylinder turbocharged

Transmission: Xtrac six-speed sequential

Transfer case: Xtrac 4 circle drive

Front and back differentials: Xtrac

Suspension: Proflex jumbo curl over

Front Brakes: 14-inch Alcon rotors with 6-piston Alcon calipers

Rear Brakes: 12-inch Alcon rotors with 6-piston Alcon calipers

Wheels: 18 x 8.5-inch HRE

Tires: 245/40-18 Hankook racing tire

Seats and harnesses: Sparco

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