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Well, that went pretty much as I suspected it would (AWESOME vid guys! Thanks!).
1. you can’t beat AWD from a dig. Wow does it hook up and go!!!
2. that Honda 2 liter motor gits on downnnn once it has traction! Can you say Top End???
3. That Elantra N is the best bang for the buck. Period!

PS I wish they would have had fresh brake pads with which to re-lap the FK8. He mentioned that the track is noticeably quicker now than originally when they lapped the FK8 yrs ago. Lapping all three cars on the same day would have been awesome.
PPS thanks Throttle House for a fantastic vid!!!
 

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Edit: Missed that this was posted here, posted the video in a new thread, moderator moved it here to avoid just deleting my post, I edited to remove video link

Looks like they filmed more content to give us.
Wonder if they'll continue to release or if this is the end of the trickle feed.
 

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Very interesting race. Comments are shocked about the Elantra N. Lol

On another note: look at people moving goal posts for the GRC. They say The GRC is faster then the Golf R because it beat it’s track time, but when the Elantra N beat it’s track time, they say the GRC is better because of its faster time in the drag race. 😂

On top of that they were saying the Type R probably would post a better lap time then originally.

All it means is they all compete with eachother pretty well and each of them have their own pros and cons.
 

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Elantra N is such a fantastic car. It's a shame it's so ugly.
Yeah, that front end is ugly and the lines on the side are a bizarre choice to me. If some of the black on the front was body colored it would probably help a little but overall it's just a bad design. They should have kept the Veloster N. On the other hand I'm glad they killed it off since we got one of the last ones 😂
 

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Just like most tests, unless same tires on everything, meh.

Straight line tests, more meh. If that was important I wouldn’t buy any of these. I’d buy high HP RWD.

The all new CTR will even be faster and I’m happy about that. As soon as those reviews come, a lot of people will leave then run and chase a CTR which will alleviate GRC demand.
 

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When they're revving the engines (at 1:50) and comparing exhaust notes, there is absolutely no comparison between the three cars, the Elantra N wins hands down, sounds amazing for a 4 cylinder, even a little better than the Veloster N.
I wish Toyota would have taking a page out of Hyundai's Playbook and put a nice active exhaust on the GR Corolla.
I mean just look at the GRC styling it's very aggressive, WRC rally car aggressive, and it deserves an aggressive exhaust in my opinion.
I'd easily pay $500 more for an actuve exhaust.
What a shame.
P.S. plus did anyone notice those sweet Elantra seats so nice compared to the core GRC Editions cloth ones
Toyota what are you thinking, econobox cloth seats in a $50,000 CDN car.
Unfortunately the Elantra N is such a butt ugly car, that's the real thing holding people back from buying it.
Now if Hyundai would bring the i30n to Canada that's a completely different ball game.
 

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When they're revving the engines (at 1:50) and comparing exhaust notes, there is absolutely no comparison between the three cars, the Elantra N wins hands down, sounds amazing for a 4 cylinder, even a little better than the Veloster N.
I wish Toyota would have taking a page out of Hyundai's Playbook and put a nice active exhaust on the GR Corolla.
I mean just look at the GRC styling it's very aggressive, WRC rally car aggressive, and it deserves an aggressive exhaust in my opinion.
I'd easily pay $500 more for an actuve exhaust.
What a shame.
P.S. plus did anyone notice those sweet Elantra seats so nice compared to the core GRC Editions cloth ones
Toyota what are you thinking, econobox cloth seats in a $50,000 CDN car.
Unfortunately the Elantra N is such a butt ugly car, that's the real thing holding people back from buying it.
Now if Hyundai would bring the i30n to Canada that's a completely different ball game.
Would you rather buy the Elantra than the GR Corolla because of those sweet seats?
 

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Not much difference in the tires guys sorry. The P4S is better in the dry and worse in the wet than the P4.The age and condition of the tire would make the main difference.

Basically not interested in drag racing and the obsession with YouTubers and drags has stuffed manufacturers making manual cars. If you wanted the i30N to beat the the GR then there is the 8 speed DCT to shave off a whole second in the 0-60.

Pretty poor excuse about the Honda, I would have loved to see a proper independent time which everyone seems to avoid. I find it very suspicious that it did not happen here, how long does it take to put a new set of pads in.

You guys must be pissed you do not get the Hyundai i30N Hatchback and ours come with 19inch forged alloys and Pirelli P-Zero tires. Cost wise its a no contest, the GR has AWD but is worse in just about everything else you look at spec wise.

To add insult to injury we also get the Hyundai i30N fastback with a rear thats a bit more Supra looking. The Elantra is plain ugly.

I have driven the i30N and the exhaust sound is the best in its class, no contest.
 

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Not much difference in the tires guys sorry. The P4S is better in the dry and worse in the wet than the P4.The age and condition of the tire would make the main difference.

Basically not interested in drag racing and the obsession with YouTubers and drags has stuffed manufacturers making manual cars. If you wanted the i30N to beat the the GR then there is the 8 speed DCT to shave off a whole second in the 0-60.

Pretty poor excuse about the Honda, I would have loved to see a proper independent time which everyone seems to avoid. I find it very suspicious that it did not happen here, how long does it take to put a new set of pads in.

You guys must be pissed you do not get the Hyundai i30N Hatchback and ours come with 19inch forged alloys and Pirelli P-Zero tires. Cost wise its a no contest, the GR has AWD but is worse in just about everything else you look at spec wise.
If you don't have any chance to get a GR Corolla, will the i30N gets your heart?
 
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