Honda Civic Si vs. Hyundai Veloster N

Interior Comparison: Civic Si vs. Veloster N

The Civic and the Veloster have their fair share of economical plastic, but both have a few special interior details that highlight their sporty natures, such as Si badging on the Civic sport seats and red accents on the dash and stitching. Red makes it faster.

The Civic Si coupe has comfortable seats front and rear, although rear-seat air vents would be a welcome addition. (The Veloster doesn’t have them either, so at least they’re evenly matched there.) The controls in the Si are easy to use and will be familiar to any Civic owner. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration comes standard and displays on a 7-inch touchscreen. The touchscreen, though, looks a little small and has dated graphics.

The Veloster’s interior is smart and well packaged but not particularly exciting. It’s a bit dark and plain for a car with

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2021 Lexus RC F Fuji Speedway Edition gets performance upgrades, limited production run

Lexus is adding a limited-edition version of the RC F sports coupe to the lineup. The 2021 Lexus RC F Fuji Speedway Edition replaces the Track Edition model as the most hardcore RC F. It’s also among the rarest: production is limited to 60 units.

Named after the famous Japanese racetrack, Lexus said the new Fuji Speedway Edition is “far more than an appearance package.” The limited-edition model gets Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, a titanium exhaust, and carbon-fiber aerodynamic bits similar to last year’s Track Edition. Like the Track Edition, the Fuji Speedway Edition is also lighter than a standard RC F, according to Lexus.

No changes were made under the hood. The familiar 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V-8 still produces 472 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque, and it continues to drive the rear wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission. Lexus said the Fuji Speedway Edition will do 0-60 mph in

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The 2020 Genesis G70 2.0T is The End of a Species

It always feels a bit odd to drive a dead car walking—a new car that’s still available on dealer lots, but just recently received its official execution date from the automaker. It’s different from dealing with a special edition; the very core of a limited run is its ephemerality. But the end of a bloodline whether sudden or scheduled feels melancholic, even if the car isn’t that great.

As you probably guessed, the last time this happened to me was during a stint test driving the 2020 Genesis G70 2.0T with the six-speed manual transmission. While spraying the bright blue four-door down at a car wash ahead of a photo shoot, I received a text from a coworker informing me of the three-pedal G70’s demise after the 2021 model year, bringing the curtain down on the enthusiast-focused version of the compact executive four-door after just three model years.

2020 Genesis

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