2022 Hyundai Elantra N is a compact rocket with customizable engine sounds

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No, the middle of the bumper isn’t missing, it’s painted that way.

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Some automakers are keen to create a performance model by slapping sticky tires and a few more horsepower onto a more mass-market-friendly vehicle. If you had any worry that the 2022 Hyundai Elantra N would be like that, this should put your worries to rest.

Hyundai on Thursday unveiled the North American spec of the 2022 Elantra N, and it’s a doozy. Let’s start with the simple stuff. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 producing 276 horsepower and revitaa pro united kingdom 289 pound-feet of torque, routed through the front wheels by way of a standard six-speed manual transmission with rev-matching downshifts. There’s an optional eight-speed dual-clutch automatic that includes an overboost function (N Grin Shift, in Hyundai parlance) capable of raising output to 286 hp for brief periods. 

The DCT can also sense track driving and change its shift logic to prevent cog swaps at odd times, and both variants can pause brake-pedal override to permit for left-foot braking while applying throttle. Yes, there’s a launch control, too, and the 245/35R19 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer tires should provide plenty of stick.

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