Hyundai has revealed its official Rallycross plans at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, along with its new Veloster Rallycross race car.

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As predicted from the pronounced Red Bull logo on its door, Rhys  Millen—drifter, stunt driver and Pikes Peak veteran—will be driving the new Hyundai Veloster in  the upcoming 2011 U.S. Rallycross season. Rhys Millen Racing, Millen’s  race shop, was tasked to building the rally-prepped Velosters. With  Hyundai backing Rhys the past few years in his motorsports endeavors,  this news came as no surprise. What was completely from left field was  the announcement of a second Veloster rally car and its drivers: Robbie  Maddison and Marcus Dodd.

As predicted from the pronounced Red Bull logo on its door, Rhys Millen—drifter, stunt driver and Pikes Peak veteran—will be driving the new Hyundai Veloster in the upcoming 2011 U.S. Rallycross season. Rhys Millen Racing, Millen’s race shop, was tasked to building the rally-prepped Velosters. With Hyundai backing Rhys the past few years in his motorsports endeavors, this news came as no surprise. What was completely from left field was the announcement of a second Veloster rally car and its drivers: Robbie Maddison and Marcus Dodd.

The 2012 Veloster, Hyundai’s highly anticipated new coupe, officially debuts at Detroit.

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The 2012 Veloster is a particularly lively unconventional design, one that Hyundai says was inspired by a sport bike motorcycle. Which sport bike does the Hyundai Veloster remind you of?

The 2012 Veloster is a particularly lively unconventional design, one that Hyundai says was inspired by a sport bike motorcycle. Which sport bike does the Hyundai Veloster remind you of?

With the Veloster coupe just unveiled at Detroit, Hyundai is clearly targeting a younger audience that places a big emphasis on  bold styling, good fuel efficiency and excellent connectivity.

With the Veloster coupe just unveiled at Detroit, Hyundai is clearly targeting a younger audience that places a big emphasis on bold styling, good fuel efficiency and excellent connectivity.

A direct-injection 4-cylinder engine mated to either a six-speed manual  or dual-clutch automatic transmission will likely find their way under  the skin of the Hyundai Veloster. We’ll know all the specifics when the 2011 Detroit Auto Show kicks off.

A direct-injection 4-cylinder engine mated to either a six-speed manual or dual-clutch automatic transmission will likely find their way under the skin of the Hyundai Veloster. We’ll know all the specifics when the 2011 Detroit Auto Show kicks off.