2021 Sonata N-Line
I think there was actually a problem with the preproduction model that they tested against the accord and Acura. This is from car and driver...Watch YouTube Throttle House compare “2021 Acura TLX vs Honda Accord 2.0 T vs Hyundai Sonata N Line”. MM Automotive “Autobahn 270 km/h (170 mph) Hyundai i30 N meets BMW M3”. YUNKI Ride, “2021 Hyundai Sonata N-line Driving on race track”
The Sonata N Line was designed by Germany’s Former Director of BMW M and suspension tuned by Lotus of UK, for neutral high speed handling. It was not designed for drag racing launches. The Sonata N-line is so aerodynamically slippery and balanced, it only require 15 hp to sustain 60 mph (100 km/h). and get over 30 mpg and can take Nurburgring high speed corners at great speeds in confidence.
The Sonata N-line is not quick of the line, but with a rolling start it will run away from Acura, Honda Turbos, BMW’s, etc... The Sonata N-Line was clocked at over 250 km/h (155 mph) on the Autobahn. The i30 N and Sonata N have been clocked at over 270 km/h (168 mph)!
“After some investigating by Hyundai, they discovered a software glitch that limits torque if too much brake pressure is applied during launch starts. Our test car was a pre-production unit and Hyundai assures us the programming will be recalibrated for production cars.”
would love to see a rematch