The video shows the capabilities of the “charged” Hyundai Veloster N with the new “robot” DCT

The video shows the capabilities of the “charged” Hyundai Veloster N with the new “robot” DCT

April 25, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

A video appeared showing the operation of a robotic eight-speed DCT with dual clutch. This “box” will now be equipped with a “charged” hatchback Hyundai Veloster N.

Hyundai’s dual-clutch robotic gearbox for the high-performance Veloster N hatchback was announced a long time ago. We saw prototypes of such a performance of the car, which were equipped with just such a transmission for quite some time, but only on April 20, the automaker officially said that such a car was almost ready for presentation.

Since coronavirus is still affecting much of the world, the debut of the novelty was probably not as fantastic as Hyundai had originally planned. In South Korea, a special event was held for local journalists dedicated to Veloster N with the new DCT “robot” – there they were able to check the performance of the new “box” on the track.

One of the journalists published his experience of communicating with the new product, thanks to this video, you and I can virtually experience the updated version of the “hot” Hyundai hatchback. The journalists prepared a section of the race track 4.35 km long, which allowed them to experience the hatchback at slightly higher speeds.

The DCT is a wet clutch design that allowed Hyundai to change the power of a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder turbocharged engine. The power remains unchanged – 250 horsepower in the standard version or 275 horsepower in the “package” of increased power Performance. But for cars with DCT, torque increases by seven percent to 353 Nm. Hyundai Veloster N with DCT can accelerate to 100 km / h for half a second faster than a car in which a six-speed manual gearbox is installed.

 However, the advantage is not in the torque. The video “explains” the various riding modes that were developed specifically for the DCT “charged” hatchback version, which may include a fully automatic or manual gear shift mode. In manual mode, the changes are made using the switches on the steering wheel. Start control (launcher control) is available in any “robot” operating mode, and the video demonstrates how efficiently Veloster N starts with launcher control from the spot with the new DCT.