Hyundai Australia has unveiled its Veloster Race Concept car at the Australian International Motor Show, which begins today in Sydney. The car has been been developed locally by a specialist engineering team, with a hint of possible plans to hit the tarmac in Australia next year.

Stripped down to a body shell and rebuilt in-house to exacting standards by local specialist race engineers, the car meets all FIA and CAMS Australian tarmac rally competition regulations and requirements.

Kit on the 1.6 litre turbocharged, six-speed manual offering includes a multi-point roll cage (FIA and CAMS compliant), Recaro Spa Hans / carbon seats, Alcon race brakes, a stainless steel hi-flow exhaust system, DMS four-Way adjustable suspension and Super Pro roll control suspension bushes.

Add-on bits include a lightweight carbon interior, an anti-glare dash board, carbon mirrors as well as a custom rear wing and front lip spoiler. The Veloster Race Concept sits on Team Dynamics 18 x 8 race wheels and Pirelli P Zero Trofeo tyres.

At the show, the Veloster Race Concept appears in tarmac rally specification, but the company says that minor modifications will make the Concept eligible for Australia Production GT, Australia Rally Championship and even Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) competitions.