The Hyundai Avante N test car was spotted while going around the circuit and quenching at the last minute. It is raising anticipation by showing a sprinting sprint with a rough’popcorn sound’.
On the 25th (local time), an overseas car YouTuber Automotive Mike posted a video titled ‘A 2022 Hyundai Elantra N spy shot being tested at the Nurburgring’.
The video begins with the Avante N test car covered with camouflage film appearing with a loud engine sound. After entering the circuit and speeding up, a popping ‘popcorn sound’ is immediately emitted from the exhaust.
On this day, the Nurburgring circuit was wet due to rain. Nevertheless, the Avante N successfully completes the test drive, standing shoulder to shoulder with European cars such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Volkswagen.
Automotive Mic predicted that ‘Avante N’s main market is the US, but if there is sufficient demand, it can be launched in Europe as well’. Netizens who saw the video also expressed their expectations, saying, ‘I’m waiting for Avante N’ and ‘It’s cool’.
The Avante N is Hyundai Motor’s third high-performance N-brand model to be released in Korea after the Veloster N and Kona N. It is also the first N model to be released as a sedan.
As for the powertrain, the same 2.0-liter in-line four-cylinder gasoline turbo engine as the Kona N is applied. Here, an 8-speed wet DCT is engaged to produce a maximum output of 280 horsepower and a maximum torque of 40 kgf.m. A six-speed manual transmission model will also be released.
In addition, ‘N Green Shift’, which temporarily increases the turbo boost pressure to increase output; ‘N Power Shift’, which realizes the shifting feeling of a manual transmission by controlling the engine speed when shifting up; Various equipment for sports driving are also installed, such as the ‘Electronic Differential Limiter (e-LSD)’ that allows the vehicle to pass through and the ‘Active Variable Exhaust System’ that produces a loud exhaust sound.
Meanwhile, Avante N is undergoing various procedures, such as completing emission and noise certifications from the Ministry of Environment. The domestic release is said to be in the second half of the year.