We’ve always loved the sporty and playful looks of the Hyundai Veloster. Now its performance lives up to its looks thanks to a powerful 250 or 275hp twin-turbo engine, track-tuned suspension, a limited-slip diff, and more. After a week with this bad boy, we’re convinced it’s the most fun you can have with a new car for under $30K.
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The Korean 3-door hot hatch we deserve. With former BMW “M” boss Albert Biermann leading the charge, the Veloster N gets a 2.0L turbo-4 with 275 hp, 260 lb-ft. of torque, high-flow dual exhaust, a 6-speed rev-match manual, sport suspension and brakes, and a limited-slip diff.
Inspired by the car in the 1968 Steve McQueen flick, but based on the latest Mustang GT, it packs an upgraded 5.0L V8 that makes at least 475 hp, performance exhaust, and a 6-speed manual with a cue ball shift knob. It looks great in Dark Highland Green, with minimal badging.