R.I.P. to Rodney King. Also, R.I.P. to the notion that a Hyundai can’t leave cops in the dust. To refresh your memory, prior to the world’s most famous police beatdown, Rodney was trying to elude the fuzz in an ’88 Hyundai Excel. (He was later clowned for it on ComicView —and yeah, peep homey’s pronunciation.) If only Rodney had a 2013 Veloster Turbo, with its 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, 195 lb-ft of torque and 201 horsepower. Peace out, po-po. Then, no beatdown would have happened, no riots, no Reginald Denny, no Ice Cube The Predator. Whoa.