Films: 2019 Hyundai Veloster N: Performance Minded
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Made To Drive | S14 E19

2019 Hyundai Veloster N: Performance Minded

Mason Filippi races a Veloster on Sunday, and drives one on Monday.
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alen
alen

I liked this video, shows young people, their enthusiasm and passion for all things that this is all about, cars that we enjoy driving. Who cares if it is an advert as well, it was nicely embedded.

Bohemianracer
Bohemianracer

I know this is a commercial for the Veloster N, But it is such a cool car, I love it. You have to appreciate the snap krakle n pop of the engine.

Harv Falkenstine
Harv Falkenstine

As an avid Petrolicious fan, nothing wrong with this video – it shows a young person’s enthusiasm for cars, road racing, and a manufacturer that is continuing to build sports sedans when our domestic automakers say there is no market for them. I really appreciate Mason’s enthusiasm and if he manages to get in some good words for his sponsor – so what? We complain when young people don’t want to get their driver’s license. During the Car Classic – Art Center College of Design, it was great to see young people from all over the world appreciating old cars… Read more »

Tim Schutze
Tim Schutze

So what’s all the fuss about? The video was well done and we were introduced to a young new driver who showed enthusiasm and appreciation for the opportunities he’s been given. We need more like him in the sport and if an occasional paid commercial slips in and helps to keep the excellent content coming weekly, I don’t see a problem.

michael johnson
michael johnson

I’m stunned and confused.
I was a huge petrolicious fan and supporter.
I would much rather see pop up ads than have an actor extols the virtues of veloster
I would much rather see the true virtues and foibles of a rear wheel drive ford escort than pander to a fake actor with his jacked up veloster.

I think I am done with the new petrolicious

Ingo Schmoldt
Ingo Schmoldt

Hey guys, I get the bashing on manufacturer sponsored content, but I know Mason, he’s an amazing dude. As others have said, how cool is it that we have these young guys coming in a racing at all levels whilst still be respectful and careful on the road. Look at the genuine enthusiasm for life and driving. I’m happy to get this as part of the free Petrolicious movies. Afshin has walked a balance on this site and it’s difficult to navigate. Better to critique the content you are paying for. Just my .02. Huge congrats Mason, now about that… Read more »

Terry VanDervort
Terry VanDervort

It’s great to see a next generation of driver excited about a next generation car. I remember my first new car, a 1972 Triumph Spitfire. I would spend as much time as allowed reciting performance stats and specification numbers to anyone who showed the slightest interest.

With self-driving cars and disconnected drivers on the horizon, it’s nice to see a young person with excitement and enthusiasm about driving his automobile. Congratulations, Mason.

Michael Carion
Michael Carion

Like the other vids this was done well. But what I enjoyed the most was the drivers emphasis on not how he rips up public roads but rather he takes it to the track.

And as a fellow SF motorsport enthusiast, it’s awesome to be near 3 amazing road courses within 2 hours drive.

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia

Hey everyone, Yes, I understand the negative comments. Yes, this film is indeed sponsored by Hyundai. BUT: we have been fortunate to be in a position to turn down work with brands or products that we don’t believe in, and the Veloster N is without a doubt a modern car that we are proud to stand behind as it shares the values of and the philosophy of the great affordable driver-oriented cars of that past that we all love so much. If anything, in this age when cars are getting heavier, number, and auto-everything, we as the driving enthusiast community… Read more »

Kurt Uzbay
Kurt Uzbay

Exactly…

Michael Carion
Michael Carion

I want it free and I want it my way!!! 😉 Hahaha

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Hi Afshin. I’m not sure it says anywhere in the film that it is sponsored by Hyundai, which means that in the UK it probably falls foul of UK Advertising Standards regulations. Hyundai do sell cars (quite a lot actually) here although not the Veloster which was dropped a few years back. Authorities here have been clamping down on social media posting with undeclared advertising or sponsorship in them particularly on Instagram. You might want to consider local advertising regulations when pushing sponsored content out worldwide in the future?

Dennis White
Dennis White

Well, even Jay’s Garage has regular “ads” for new vehicles that are much worse than this, and I don’t think Jay needs the money. The track side of this is great for us weekend F1 drivers.

Scott Lockhart
Scott Lockhart

Dear manufacturers,
Please put an end to the exhaust crackle trend that seems to be gaining in popularity.
Thank you.

Kurt Uzbay
Kurt Uzbay

Are you guys kidding… ? Once in a blue moon Petrolicous does a subtle/still cool/still about a cool race car/driver advert video, to pay the bills.. In order to bring us world class videos/articles/content.. from around the world.. weekly… for years.. and you’re all whining and complaining and threatening to not come back..? ha .. get real… I don’t mean to offend or start an argument, but you guys sound like bunch of entitled, spoiled ingrates. Grow up…
peace and love- Kurt

Michael Carion
Michael Carion

Thank you!

Aussiehemi
Aussiehemi

Don’t insult our intelligence fella, u can’t insult folk & then offer “peace & Love”, it doesn’t work! Clearly u are not a peaceful person.

JB21
JB21

I knew this would eventually come when the site started paid subscription content. Why does everything good has to go shite eventually?

Labee
Labee

This is nothing more than a long-form Hyundai commercial.

If these keep coming, I’ll quit coming here.

dan connortown
dan connortown

Well. Sure it’s a decent video – but that’s a slippery slope Petrolicious. Be careful when you’re being a little heavy handed with that advertising money. I’m a fan of your work, but when you clobber your fans over the head with the obvious ad spots, and clearly scripted “real” dialogue – you risk losing your base. Just be a little less obvious. We all want to believe in the fantasy too. Normally I watch the videos, smile, share them with a friend and get on with my day. This one inspired me to login and let you know you’re… Read more »

Domagoj Dozet
Domagoj Dozet

Agree

Aussiehemi
Aussiehemi

Blatant advert……ain’t gonna watch that for 8 + mins, ugly car anyway!

Richard Jones

Isnt this just a commercial for a new car….? Guess it pays the bills for the good suff though