Preproduction 2019 Hyundai Veloster N's Exhaust Sounds More Awesome Than Expected


In just a few more days, Canadian International Autoshow attendees will see some of the latest car models like the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N.

Before everyone else gets the chance to inspect the new hatchback up close, a couple of journalists from TheStraightPipes were able to take it out for a spin. The manufacturer was gracious enough to lend a pre-production model. Oddly enough, the model was still covered with the black sheets of fabric intended to keep its design incognito although the new vehicle has already been publicly revealed.

The team took it out for a spin and recorded its engine noise as well as its exhaust sounds, which usually matter a lot to gearheads.

The Sound Of An Affordable Performance Car

The video clip posted on YouTube starts off with a close up of the Veloster N's backside idling in neutral. It shifts from the side and then to the front view, exposing the entire body covered with black concealment strips. What follows is a sequence taken from a chase car that was reportedly equipped with microphones to capture how it sounds on the road.

The units (microphones) were "positioned on the outside, by the exhaust pipes. So that's the real exterior sounds," said one of the videographers.

There are small snippets of the footage wherein the team removes some of the covers to show some of its headlights and taillights. Meanwhile, the entire video captures the noises that owners want to hear from the throttle and the exhaust and ends with an angry downshift pop recorded from inside the cabin.

The team wanted to capture exactly what the consumer would hear during a test drive. Therefore the footage does not come with any pre-recorded background music.

Vehicle Specifications And Technical Data

Hyundai first revealed the 2019 Veloster N during the Detroit Auto Show. The hatchback may humbly depend on a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but it is noticeably tweaked for performance under the automaker's N division, which makes it capable of a 275 horsepower output and 260 lb-ft of torque.

Its six-speed gearbox is mated to a traditional three-pedal manual transmission with a limited-slip differential. Power is transferred to the road with its front-wheel-drive alongside its electronically-controlled suspension.

Quick Comparisons And Pricing

Some automotive experts appear to be satisfied with how the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N sounds on the video. Given its being marketed as a performance car, it comparably sounds better than a Volkswagen Golf R or Honda Civic Type R with stock components.

Pricing has yet to be announced for the sporty hatchback, yet it is expected to be more reasonably priced than the competition.

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