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Dave Dutko, Hyundai, talks about road and handling in the Elantra GT on Driving the Nation | Driving the Nation
Dave Dutko is Hyundai's ride and handling engineer. So much time is given to design and horsepower, but the one difference you can't get by seeing the car, or looking at the specs is how the car rides and feels to you. Dutco took the time to talk to www.drivingthenation.com about the ride and handling of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT and coupe. What were some of the changes made to the GT and coupe over the current four-door sedan? Below is an explanation from Hyundai's press release: ELANTRA GT ARCHITECTURE Elantra GT is fitted with a MacPherson strut front suspension, with coil springs and gas shock absorbers. The rear suspension is comprised of a light weight V-beam with an integrated 22 mm stabilizer bar for enhanced steering stability and monotube shock absorbers. A 22 mm diameter front stabilizer bar helps reduce body roll when cornering. Elantra GT is tuned for added feel, responsiveness and control, while the Elantra sedan is tuned for comfort. Modifications to the GT include