2021 Hyundai i30 N sports new look, dual-clutch transmission

Hyundai sells a hot version of the Elantra GT overseas known as the i30 N.

It’s a close relative of the Veloster N which was just updated for 2021. Now, it’s the i30 N’s turn to receive some updates.

2021 Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai hasn’t pulled any surprises here. The updates to the i30 N largely match those made to the Veloster N and include the addition of a dual-clutch transmission to the options list, new wheel patterns, lightweight bucket seats, and styling tweaks.

The powertrain remains unchanged and consists of a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 normally rated at 246 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. An optional Performance Package increases output to 276 hp and 289 lb-ft, which is up 5 hp and 29 lb-ft from before. With the latter, owners can expect a 0-62 mph time of 5.9 seconds. Top speed is rated at 155 mph for both

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Honda’s Vamos Is a Strange Convertible Truck From the Disco Era

Before everyone settled on the front-wheel-drive-based crossover SUV as the dominant form factor for mainstream vehicles, automakers experimented. This is especially true of the up-and-comers that were rapidly rebuilding their product lineups after the devastation of a world war. You had rear-engined economy cars like the Beetle, the delightfully ingenious Mini, and all sorts of wildness coming out of Japan. Honda, in the 1960s, might have been the weirdest of them all, playing with chain-drive sports cars and air-cooled front-drive sedans. But the strangest and coolest Honda was arguably the Vamos.

Part beach jolly, part utility pickup, part urban commuter, the Vamos ingested a lot of the weirdest trends from abroad and interpreted them in an absolutely unique way. Clearly, the Vamos was inspired by vehicles like the Citroen Mehari, the Mini Moke, and the famous Meyers Manx—all open-air recreational utility vehicles based on

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