“Although it has the same 201-hp 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as other Veloster Turbos, the Rally Edition performed better than the last Veloster Turbos we tested. At 6.7 and 15.0 seconds, our recorded zero-to-60-mph and quarter-mile times beat the previous manual we tested by 0.6 second to 60 and by a half-second in the quarter-mile. It also was zippier than the automatic-equipped Veloster Turbo, by 0.1 second to 60 and by 0.4 second in the quarter-mile.
“The sport suspension reins in body roll slightly compared to regular Veloster Turbos, but the biggest improvement actually is in ride quality. While certainly firmer, the stiffer springs and shocks work better in concert than the components on other Velosters. As with those cars, chassis flex is still an issue-the car’s platform is among the oldest in Hyundai’s current lineup, dating back to the previous-generation Elantra-and the steering is simply there, returning little feedback and a syrupy off-center behavior that isn’t very sporty. Push too hard, and the Rally Edition understeers dutifully until you back off.” -- Car And Driver