E-Series // Kyle Dupuis - WB Veloster Hyperhatch

June 22, 2019

In 2011, Hyundai unveiled the Veloster. Since then, people have been working the car over with cosmetic and performance upgrades (some more than others) to get the most out of it. A lot of enthusiasts with heavily modified cars have sponsors to help out with the massive amount of work that goes into them. Parts have to be fabricated, time has to be spent and in most cases, blood and tears have to be shed.

 

Kyle Dupuis has no sponsors. What he does have, however, is one of the best builds in the city.

 

 

Kyle’s 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo has been extensively modified from the ground up. Everything you see here, he’s done himself. From the wing and the wide body to engine work, Kyle has spent countless hours putting everything together with painstaking attention to detail. When I asked him why he chose this car he replied with “anyone can buy a fast car and make it look cool, I wanted to build one”. That being said, this Veloster does not fall under the “all show, no go” category.

 

Here’s a list of everything done to the car...

 

 

"Anyone can buy a fast car and make it look cool, I wanted to build one"

 

It’s rare to see a DIY car put together so cleanly. Once the first modification was made, Kyle’s addiction grew, adding piece by piece until he got to where he is now. He doesn’t plan on slowing down either. When asked when he thinks it will be done (which is a project car faux pas, I know) he humbly replied  “I don’t think it will ever be complete, I’ll always keep tinkering and adding more”.

 

Being a welder by trade, Kyle has acquired skills that have transferred over to help with the build. Aftermarket companies can only supply so much and the pool is very limited for the Veloster. Most of the frame support was actually fabricated using his expertise as a welder and the aero kit was designed and made by hand. Kyle is a rare breed. The sheer amount of time and energy that goes into a project like this is staggering. That doesn’t even include the number of hours that go into trial & error, studying and troubleshooting. The fact that everything is garage built is even more impressive. Impressive enough to defend its “best in class” title for KDM (Korean Domestic Market) at the 2019 Driven show in Edmonton

 

Kyle and his Veloster Hyperhach can be found at most show and shines in and around YYC. If you have any questions for him you can find his instagram here. Or, If you come across this insane build, be sure to say hi.

 

 

 

If you or anyone you know has a cool build that would want to be featured, send an email to

lochlan@racelinemedia.ca

 

 

 

 

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