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Hyundai Storms Detroit with Wild 350-HP Veloster N Race Car, Elantra GT N Line

Hyundai has brought two spritely hot hatches to the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week: One that’s well suited for everyday driving duties and another that’s not even road legal.

Let’s address the one without a license plate first, because we’re fun like that. The Hyundai Veloster N TCR is heavily related to the Hyundai i30 N TCR race car and will replace it in markets where the i30 N is not sold. That means you can catch the 350-hp 2.0-liter turbo Veloster N TCR racing in various series in the United States in coming years, starting with the 2019 IMSA Pilot Challenge and 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge.

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Race teams, or Hyundai fans with a ton of money to blow on a track day toy, can buy the Veloster N TCR for $155,000 USD before taxes from Bryan Herta Autosport in Indianapolis – the only US Hyundai Motorsport retailer. Deliveries are set to begin in March 2019.

U.S. pricing for the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line will start at $23,300 for the six-speed manual model and $24,400 for the 7-speed DCT.

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Hyundai says the Elantra GT and the new N Line trim “are poised to compete head-on with hatchback competitors and provide a fun-to-drive alternative to small CUVs.” Now that’s a message we can get behind.

The 2019 Elantra GT N Line is on sale in the U.S. now.

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