Hyundai Veloster N Is A Bold Asymmetric Sports Car

It is powered by a 2.0 Liter Turbo engine capable of producing 275 horsepower.

Taking advantage of the lights of Detroit, Hyundai presents the first model of its sports range called N for the American continent: the Veloster N.

The model is based on the second generation of the Veloster, which was also uncovered at the Detroit Motor Show 2018, and makes it a real hot hatch, at the level of the i30 N exhibited in Europe only a few months ago.

The visual changes are not minor : an exclusive design grille for the model, more aggressive fascia’s, larger and more functional air intakes, 18 and 19-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Supersport or Pirelli P-Zero tires (depending on size) ), side skirts, spoiler and rear diffuser larger, and a double exhaust of specific design, one on each side.

The interior is also different in design and finishes. It incorporates sports seats and steering wheel, leather upholstery with coloured stitching, markers with the blue tones of the N range and a sporty design.

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Under the engine is the first big change, since the Veloster N uses the same block of the i30 N: a 2.0 Turbo with 275 Hpand 260lb-ft of torque. This block is associated with a six-speed manual box, although the brand has not delivered performance figures.

The chassis was also optimized with a limited slip differential, a specific suspension that includes electronic adjustment shocks and thicker stabilizer bars, while the brakes are offered with ventilated 13.6-inch discs as an option. The Veloster N will also offer the N Grin Control system, which has five preconfigured driving modes, including an ultra-sporty N mode.

The model will reach US dealerships by the end of 2018. There is nothing confirmed for Mexico, but undoubtedly, Hyundai needs such a striking model in our market.

Acura RDX ready to go into production

If it were not for the rear-view mirrors and one other detail, we could say that we are facing the final model.

If compared to the current model, we find a sportier silhouette influenced by the Precision Sports Sedan, which highlights the grille or the Jewel Eye headlights with Full LED technology. Inside, the same trend is followed, with elements taken directly from the Precision Cockpit, (like the 10.2-inch centre screen). In fact, it is the first model of the firm to integrate both trends in its development.

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In the mechanical section, we find the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 252hp and 273 lb-ft used in the Honda Accord, while the transmission is a 10-speed automatic. The power is sent to the four wheels through a system of integral traction SH-AWD with vector control of torque and four modes of operation: Sport, Sport +, Comfort and Snow.

The production Acura RDX will reach the US market in the middle of the year, so it is not ruled out that it will do the same in Mexico soon after.

Hyundai will manufacture a hybrid supercar

Hyundai hybrid supercar

Surely when Honda announced that it would build a sports car that would rival Ferrari in 1986, many thought it would be a resounding failure. But from that audacity was born the legendary NSX. Well, 32 years later the story more or less comes back to repeat, but this time, the protagonist comes from South Korea, since Hyundai confirmed that it will develop a hybrid supercar, which could be marketed under the premium brand Genesis.

Surprisingly, those responsible for this news were the Vice President of Research and Development Yang Woong-Chul and the Director of Design, Luc Donkerwolke (most known for being the father of the Lamborghini Murciélago and Gallardo), during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas, in the United States.

Although it is still too early to know the final configuration that will have Hyundai superdepotivo, everything seems to indicate that it will be a two-seater model that will get its power through a hybrid propulsion scheme of the central position. Come on, at least on paper, would follow the same path traced by the Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder or Acura NSX.

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It is noteworthy that the project is led by Albert Biermann, head of the division of high performance “N” and in the past worked as a former head of BMW M. Also, it is likely that his image is inspired by some conceptual models such as the Hyundai HND-9 or the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo.

Who would say that a brand that until the beginning of the new century was despised by half the world, today is about to create its own supercar … Life gives you surprises, surprises give you life, oh, God!

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