If this isn’t worthy of the “Velosteraptor” moniker, I don’t know what is.
The official announcement came at CAS 2011 that Rhys Millen Racing will be using the Hyundai Veloster for the 2011 U.S. Rallycross Championship. Millen, Robbie Maddison, and Marcus Dodd will pilot two of the cars through the series. A third will feature a rotating series of celeb drivers. Millen and Maddison will also take their rally-prepped Velosters to this year’s X Games.
The rally version is 500hp and makes 600 lb-ft of torque, thanks to Hyundai’s 2-litre four-cylinder engine and a little help from an HKS ball-bearing turbocharger. You may kindly pick your jaw up off the floor now.
Full photo gallery after the jump.
Photos: Joe Lucente