Hooniverse Asks: What do you want to know about the Hyundai Veloster N?

I’m off to Northern California to get a good look at Hyundai’s attempt at an honest-to-goodness performance machine. The Hyundai Veloster N has got the right numbers on paper and proper hot-hatch styling. But can it really compete? To find out, Hyundai is prepared to let us loose on the twisting Thunderhill tarmac.
We drive the Veloster N on Wednesday. Before that happens, I’m curious what you want to know about the car. Sound off below and I’ll answer your questions here or in the video we’ll shoot.

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21 responses to “Hooniverse Asks: What do you want to know about the Hyundai Veloster N?”

  1. crank_case Avatar

    Can Jeff get it to do the tripod thing under cornering like a proper hot hatch? 😀

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      Oooh good question, and thus it’s become my only goal

  2. 0A5599 Avatar

    How fast will it go in reverse?

  3. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
    dead_elvis, inc.

    Will it blend?

  4. mdharrell Avatar

    Before encouraging a bunch of automotive journalists to take it out on track, did Hyundai consider that the name is an anagram for Truly Nonadhesive?

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      That’s impressive… but I think the car is likely over tired as even the R-Spec is fitted with Pilot Sport 4S tires.

      1. 0A5599 Avatar

        Overtired cars are nothing new to regular visitors to this site. Some of us are still driving cars that were already tired decades ago.

      2. Rover 1 Avatar
        Rover 1

        Those tyres are amazing. I’ve just put them on my Mini Cooper 17″ wheeled Rover 400 with MG ZS springs and Bilstein B6s and I’m sure in reallly hard cornering it lifts both inside wheels.

  5. Joe Dunlap Avatar
    Joe Dunlap

    A. Will it baby? B. How much does it weigh? If over 2200 lbs, I dont care to hear about it.

    1. outback_ute Avatar

      No chance. Try the Suzuki Swift Sport

    2. Fuhrman16 Avatar

      Um, have you seen the curb weights of modern cars lately? There are only two cars that I know of under 2200lbs (in the US market anyway), the Mitsubishi Mirage and Smart Fortwo. Even the Miata weighs over 2300 pounds these days.

    3. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      It will definitely baby. I’ve already had my baby in the R-Spec and it’s the same size/layout.
      No, there’s zero chance it’s less than 2,200 lbs. I have seen estimates put the curb weight a tick below 3k though, which is good for any modern car.

  6. Blackfoot Avatar

    Can it masquerade as a proper grown-up’s car – a la GTI or a non-yellow FoST?

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      I believe it can, based on my time with the R-Spec. But I’ll dig a bit more today

  7. Alff Avatar

    Hard/possible to induce oversteer?

  8. Scroggzilla Avatar

    Will they offer an auto-tragic transmission for the poseurs and/or old people?

    1. kjenkinsaf Avatar

      richardscroggs I agree

  9. Batshitbox Avatar


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    2. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      Yeah weird name, but crank_case has it right – it’s been heavily developed at the ‘Ring.

    3. nanoop Avatar

      An automatic gearbox has both a Nurnburgring and a Rally gear, aside from Podium-1-2-3.

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