Hyundai Veloster MK2 N

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Hyundai unveiled its high performance Veloster N model at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. Like the i30 N, the range topping Veloster N was born in Namyang, Hyundai’s global R&D center, and was thoroughly honed at its Nurburgring-based testing center in Germany.

Mechanically, Hyundai Veloster N offers a 2.0-liter, direct-injected turbocharged powerplant (the same engine with the i30 N Performance). The engine boasts up to an available 275 horsepower (202kw) and 353 Nm of torque. The turbo system intercooler is isolated from the condenser and radiator for even more efficient cooling of the intake charge. The system also benefits from a two-stage induction system for maximum output at all rpm ranges. The engine compression ratio is 9.5:1, high for a turbocharged engine.

The high performance engine is backed up by a close-ratio, short-throw six-speed manual transmission with downshift rev-matching capability. The transmission uses carbon-coated synchro rings and gear material reinforcement for smoother operation and lower overall shift force coupled with a positive engagement feel. The Veloster N clutch also utilizes a double-layer facing clutch disc design for increased burst strength and torque capability. In addition, the powertrain sports a multi-mode, high-flow active sport exhaust system with a variable exhaust actuator. Veloster N’s Power Sense axle geometry features a zero-scrub radius for more precise steering, quicker response, and a direct on-center feel, with increased steering linearity. Roll angle is also decreased due to a shorter roll-moment arm, resulting in enhanced grip. The motor-driven power steering system is rack-mounted and secured at three locations for reduced flex and more direct handling, especially during high-performance driving. For even greater body rigidity and suspension precision under high dynamic cornering loads, a specially designed, unobtrusive rear strut brace reinforces the rear multi-link suspension mounting points. Unique suspension tuning is derived from a multi-mode electronically-controlled suspension with a track-focused N mode available. The suspension uses a load transfer control system that reduces dive during braking, enhances roll control during cornering and reduces rear suspension compression under hard acceleration. Improved cornering is further achieved via an available electronically-controled N Corner-Carving Limited-slip Differential. The N Corner Carving Differential improves launch performance, reduces acceleration slip understeer and increases maximum cornering speed via precise torque-vectoring. Hyundai Veloster N offers a wide range of driver tuning preference via its N Grin Control System drive mode selection system (modes include Normal, Sport, N, Eco and N Custom).

From the outside, Veloster N provides an exclusive N-design front fascia and grille with dedicated front air ducts for enhanced brake cooling. In profile, exclusive N-design rocker side sills and available lightweight 19-inch alloy wheels with a machined-finish dual-spoke star design clearly differentiate the N model from other Veloster models. Tires are of the ultra-high performance category, with standard 225/40R18 Michelin Pilot SuperSport summer tires for the 18-inch wheel design and exclusive-compound 235/35R19 Pirelli P-Zero summer tires for the available 19-inch alloy wheel. The rear of the Hyundai Veloster N sports a larger N-design rear spoiler, rear fascia design with integrated diffuser, and performance-diameter, high-flow dual exhaust. Inside, Hyundai Veloster N offers exclusive N-design front cloth sport seats with performance-focused bolstering, N-design steering wheel, shift knob, N-logo door sill plates, and N-design instrument cluster. Interior details are accented by an N performance blue accent theme. As engine speed approaches redline, the N-design center cluster displays a progressive sequential shift indicator, alerting the driver of an impending shift point for maximum acceleration.

 

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Additional information

Model

Hyundai Veloster MK2 N

Production

2018-present

Segment

C

Doors

4

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1998 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Direct Injection

Power (hp)

275

Power (kw)

202

Power (@rpm)

@6000 rpm

Torque (Nm)

353

Torque (@rpm)

@1450-4700 rpm

0-100km/h

6,1

Top Speed (km/h)

250

Top Speed (mph)

155

Consumption (lt/100km)

7,0

CO2 (g/km)

163 g/km

Gearbox

6 MT

Weight

1325 kg

Length

4240 mm

Width

1800 mm

Height

1395 mm

Wheelbase

2650 mm

Front Track

1557 mm

Rear Track

1564 mm

Boot Space

Tire Size

235/35 R19

Front Brakes

345 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

314 mm Ventilated Discs