Rhys Millen gets Jurassic on a Hyundai

Posted: February 22, 2011 in Announcements, Vehicles, Videos
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Rhys “Mad Skills” Millen is back in another Hyundai, and this time it’s on his native territory: gravel and dirt. Millen is back to his rally roots in Hyundai’s new and chipper three door hatchback, and it’s quite the dinosaur of a car. It’s called the Veloster, as I’m sure many of you have already read. The similarity in name with the Jurassic lizard is no coincidence, if the video below is anything to go by. That hatch is lean, ferocious and ready to prey on slower victims.

The Velocirap…er… Veloster boasts AWD and 500HP, along with complete rally spec treatment from Rhys Millen Racing. He will be competing in the Summer X Games and the US Rallycross in the Veloster later this year. Ken Block, are you listening? Better sharpen your skills in that zebra-looking Ford because there’s going to be a dinosaur on your hide.

I for one have really enjoyed watching Rhys compete in Formula D for some time, and was excited when he debuted the Genesis Coupe drift car, but am looking forward even more to seeing him take the Veloster out on the dirt. The combination of AWD and 500HP in a hot hatch like the Veloster is inspiring, and even more so with Millen at the wheel. Best of luck to our favorite Kiwi from Hungry4Horsepower!

A small compilation of Rhys’ Hyundai videos thus far:

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