This Is the Manual-Only 275-HP 2019 Hyundai Veloster N

The first US-market car from Hyundai's "N" performance sub-brand packs some serious equipment.

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Just after the Veloster and Veloster Turbo made their debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai whipped out something even more interesting. This is the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N, the first car from Hyundai's new performance sub-brand to come to the US. It's a manual-only, 275-hp hot hatch that looks ready to tussle with rivals from VW, Honda, and Ford.

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The Veloster is largely similar to the European-market i30 N, which is already getting rave reviews. Our expectations are high for this Veloster.

Its 275 hp comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that also offers 260 lb-ft of torque. All that power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual (the only transmission available) that offers auto-rev-matched downshifts.

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The Veloster N will offer some trick chassis components to make the most of its horsepower. Adaptive dampers are standard, while an electronically controlled limited-slip differential is optional. Those adaptive dampers offer what Hyundai calls a "load-transfer control system" that helps reduce squat and dive during acceleration and braking and minimizes body roll.

Standard, the Veloster N comes with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on 18-inch wheels, with optional 19-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zeroes. There's also an optional brake upgrade, which brings 13.6-inch rotors at the front, 12.4-inch at the rear, up 0.6 inches at both axles.

Production for the Veloster N begins this September with US-market deliveries beginning in Q4 of 2018.

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