Hyundai America’s very first N Performance Academy event takes place this weekend

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Hyundai Motor America will host its first-ever N Performance Academy this weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta on December 18-19.

The academy seeks to offer enthusiasts the opportunity to test the performance of the Hyundai Veloster N on the legendary circuit and has been organized by Bryan Herta Autosport. The automaker also recently partnered with the racing team to develop the Elantra N Line TCA race car which debuted in October. Designed to compete in the Touring Car America Championship, it competed for the first time this month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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The team say the N Performance Academy was created with the aim of helping enthusiasts develop comfort and confidence behind the wheel and more than 200 guests have registered for the two-day event.

The event features laps of the 2.4 mile (3.8 km) Road Atlanta track, 12 turns, including the famous “Esses”, a complex of fast downhill turns. Drivers will also have access to a tighter and more technical autocross course to help them develop their skills.

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Participants will be able to compare their driving guidelines with those of professional Hyundai racing drivers Mason Filippi and Harry Gottsacker. They will also offer rides and driving tips to help those in attendance learn as much as possible.

The only Veloster remaining in the U.S. lineup for 2022, the N Model is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 275 hp (279 PS / 205 kW) and 260 lb-ft (353 Nm) of torque. Offered with either an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission or a six-speed manual, the little hot hatch wowed critics.




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