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Standard or Performance Pack

  • Standard

    Votes: 6 20.0%
  • Performance Pack

    Votes: 24 80.0%

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Come time to configure our Veloster N hot hatches we'll have to decide whether to get the Performance Package that all press models were equipped with. I started this thread and poll (vote above) to get an idea of where owners and potential owners stand. If you read my intro thread you'll know i'm in the market for a fun daily and weekend track warrior, of course i'll get it. Pricing hasn't been announced but if you're already spending within the high $30k-range (USD), a 10-15% increase to experience its true potential goes a long way.

Here's some of what we get...
  • 25 more horses
  • a six-speed manual transmission (you don't have a choice)
  • electronically controlled limited slip differential (E-LSD)
  • 235/35 R19 Pirelli P-Zero Summer tires
  • lightweight 19” alloys
 

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Have to wait and see what pricing is like for this pack, because you could easily make up 25hp with some mods. Bit of a shame that the LSD has been restricted to this package though, because its standard on the Fk8.
 

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Packages to this extent often see an increase of 8-10% and depending on how much the regular Veloster N starts off at it might be less than that.

Ultimately they'll want to upsell people to the Performance Pack, its what sets the Veloster N from the rest.
 

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I do think if you're going to invest in Hyundai's first true performance based model, you might as well get it with all the bells and whistles. It may be awhile before aftermarket support picks up. Surprised this pack doesn't come with higher performance brakes.
 

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Realized for myself that aftermarket support varies from one model to the next so it will be hard to tell till the moment happens. Following developments will be the only way.
 

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I do think if you're going to invest in Hyundai's first true performance based model, you might as well get it with all the bells and whistles. It may be awhile before aftermarket support picks up. Surprised this pack doesn't come with higher performance brakes.
The stock brake configuration has already been found to be decent in early test drives. Though if you end up going the route of mods/tunes that may want to be something to improve upon as well.
 

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sometimes how good or bad braking is comes down to the user and situations they use it in, car makers always paint with broad strokes.
 

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For the motorsports user (autox or hpde) the performance pack is worth it just for the limited slip.
It would cost that much just for parts and install if your lucky.

I'm thinking this might be a my autocross ride for next year, I'm guessing it will be in DStreet , maybe GStreet without the performance pack.
 

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For the motorsports user (autox or hpde) the performance pack is worth it just for the limited slip.
It would cost that much just for parts and install if your lucky.

I'm thinking this might be a my autocross ride for next year, I'm guessing it will be in DStreet , maybe GStreet without the performance pack.
likewise, but the parts bin brake setup is still bothering me, usually it never works out to be a good strategy and i think this may have been a cost cutting strategy.
 

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Even if it does borrow parts from other models in Hyundai's lineup, they've been configured and tuned differently for this platform. How else would they be able to deliver a proper hot hatch for less than $30k?
 

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there is a few more differences in the non PP and the PP non PP has smaller brakes 13 in front and 11.8 rear . there is a few more options to modify in the N GRIN system no LSD adjustment no exhaust changes and 225 40 18 rims and tires other than that I'm not sure if the non PP has launch control or not but i am happy with my non PP its just too much **** fun.
 

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It utilizes the same powertrain as the i30N in Europe, Australia etc.

The brakes are top notch and they are the same used on the larger i30N. NO brake modification are need nor are any available at the moment either. You can find metallic brake pads but that's about it right now. Some will be some coming down the pike fairly soon but its superfluous.
 

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I got the Performance Package and paid less than MSRP. It was like $28,800 or something like that. They will work with you on price as long as you put some money down. I got the only Performance Package Veloster I could find in Mass or Rhode Island.

-Mike
 

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At times I have base car remorse but not when I'm driving it or looking at it, I had full intentions on only buying the PP car but everything just fell into place perfectly with my base car, BUT, every time I see a pic of the black PP car, I get weak... My wife has been eyeballing my blue base car, I might pawn it off on her and go grab a black PP, if I can find one that is.
 

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Listen the base VN is also a great car! I actually found one in black I wanted but another dealer said that the guy who put a deposit on a white PP rescinded so I jumped on it. My color preferences were black, white, red and then the blue. But this was the only PP I could find in 2 states so I took the deal and I am glad I did. I love the way I can customize the car right from the infotainment center. This car screws in N mode, plain and simple with absolutely NO torque-steer. I wasn't expecting that to be honest. I traded in a 2014 Ford Fusion, 2.0L turbo that I modded the crap out of and I think the Veloster is a bit quicker with no mods. It is certainly the most fun car I have had and I have had about 25 different cars throughout my lifetime so far. If you do get a black PP VN I'm certainly will be very jealous. Ha, ha , ha.... Good luck with whatever way you go.

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I will track the car and PP was a must. Drove out of state to get a PP. Paid under MSRP.
 
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I have base remorse as well, but I got a great deal on the base that I couldn't refuse. Paid under MSRP when there was a mark up here in San Diego (caught the car before they even got the transportation wrap off of it so they had to give it to me at MSRP) I want that LSD so badly. Is it worth it to get one installed?
 
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