Hyundai just released the North American spec of the 2022 Elantra N. Under the hood, there is a 2.0 liter turbocharging I4 producing 276 horsepower. Also 289 pound-feet of torque.
It is routing through which there are front wheels that are by way of a standard six-speed manual transmission. It has rev-matching downshifts. Also, there is an additional eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. It includes an over-boost function that is capable of upping the output to 286 hp for short periods.
Hyundai Track Driving
Moreover, the DCT can, in fact, sense track driving. Then it can change its shift logic to prevent cog swaps at unusual times. As a result, there are also variants that can pause brake-pedal override to permit left-foot braking while the driver applies the throttle.
The DCT can also sense track driving and change its shift logic to stop cog swaps at odd times, and both variants can put on hold brake-pedal override to allow for left-foot braking while applying throttle. Yes, there’s launch control, too, and the 245/35R19 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer tires should provide a lot of stick.
However, there is a whole host of mechanical tweaks under the body. They should combine for some fun on the road. The front brakes measure 14.2 inches, 2.2 inches. Plus they are larger than the N Line variant. However, the rear brakes are growing at close to the same amount, from 10.3 inches to 12.4. In fact, the power steering motor has been moving from the steering column to the rack itself. Therefore, there are solid motor mounts that should minimize the unwanted weight shifts. There should be a thicker rear sway bar. An electronically limited-slip differential should more productively shuffle power between each front wheel. Thus the adaptive dampers can let the drive be soft or stiff as necessary.