2018 Hyundai i30 N Turbo
Performance and uncompromising driving exhilaration!
The i30 N Turbo has been created by a team of talented, enthusiast engineers to deliver uncompromised driving exhilaration on both road and track, without sacrificing the civility and comfort needed for daily enjoyment.
“The Hyundai i30 N has been developed purely for the purpose of delivering maximum driving enjoyment to our customers. This is an accessible high-performance package for people who love to have a smile on their face when they drive their car on a winding road and listen to the sound of the engine.
– Albert Biermann, President
Performance Development & High Performance Vehicle Division
The i30 N was born in Namyang, Korea, at Hyundai’s global R&D centre, then honed at the Nürburgring, nicknamed the Green Hell, arguably the most challenging race track in the world and home of Hyundai’s Testing Center. It was only through a punishing development program that took in nearly 500 laps at this unforgiving circuit, and around 10,000 kilometres of testing overall, that we could make a model truly worthy of being the first to wear the N badge.
2.0 T-GDi Turbocharged 202 kW Petrol Engine.
The i30 N features a specially developed 2.0-litre four cylinder powerplant featuring direct injection, variable valve timing and twin-scroll turbocharging to produce 202kW and 353Nm. An overboost function allows peak torque to rise 378Nm for brief full-throttle applications, delivering exhilarating performance.
Hyundai i30 N Turbos completed the grueling Nürburgring 24-hour race
- Last weekend two, close-to-series production, i30 N Turbocharged models accomplished the hardest durability test in the world, the Nürburgring 24-hour race
- Combined both cars completed 240 laps, equating to 6,000km, proving the race-track capability and durability of the i30 N series model
30 May 2017 – Hyundai Motor is one step closer to finalising the development of the i30 N after completing the ADAC Zurich 24-hour race at Nürburgring last weekend. The two close-to-series production models accomplished a total of 240 laps, which equates to 6,000km on the track, proving that Hyundai Motor’s first high-performance model N is truly race-track capable.
“The 24-hour race at the Nürburgring was a real success for us. The two i30 N completed the race without any technical problems and we are really happy with the performance and durability of the cars”, said Albert Biermann, Executive Vice President and Head of Vehicle Test & High Performance Development at Hyundai Motor Company. “With only slight modifications on the two cars, we could really prove the track-capability of the i30 N series model in the most challenging race in the world.”
For participation in the 24-hour race the two cars i30 N entrants were modified focusing mainly on the drivers’ safety, featuring a FIA homologated roll cage, a fire extinguisher and a race seat. For enhanced grip and braking performance the i30 N were fitted with racing tyres and race brakes. Additionally the vehicle’s exterior design based on the new i30 production model was fitted with a front splitter and rear spoiler to enhance aerodynamics, increasing downforce.
The Hyundai i30 N will be Hyundai Motor’s first high performance model under the N sub-brand. The ‘N’ stands for Namyang, Hyundai Motor’s global R&D Centre in Korea, and for the Nürburgring, home to Hyundai Motor’s European Test Centre. The ‘N’ logo resembles a chicane, representing the ultimate driving experience on winding roads.
The i30 N loves corners. The N logo symbolises a chicane, the ultimate part of the track where the i30 N achieves maximum traction, precision and feeling. The powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged engine delivers up to 275 PS and 353 Nm torque. It offers direct response with a linear power development through the early responding turbo charger. It features front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission.
The i30 N’s maximum grip is guaranteed by the 18-inch Michelin or 19-inch Pirelli high-performance Hyundai N tyres. The rack-mounted motor-driven power steering is very direct and offers high precision. The lowered body is rigid and in combination with the Electronic Controlled Suspension (ECS) reduces roll and enhances cornering speed, enabling the driver to adjust the dampers from comfort-oriented daily commuting to high-performance track-driving.
In the development of the vehicle, durability and racetrack performance were key elements. The i30 N has undergone 10,000 km of driving on the Nordschleife at the Nürburgring circuit for durability testing. The car has also taken part twice in the world’s toughest endurance test, the ADAC 24-hours race on the Nürburgring. The engine and its components have been tested for total vehicle evaluation in 2016 and for ensuring its overall race track capability in 2017. Thus, when taking the i30 N to a track day, the driver can be sure that the car’s performance will endure. Its brakes have been developed to last with an extra cooling function through the air intakes on the front bumper. The Electronic Controlled Suspension (ECS) allows the driver to adjust the i30 N to best suit a race track’s requirements. The body’s high rigidity is increased by the rear stiffness bar behind the rear seats. The car features a strong clutch that is built to last, while the precise six-speed manual transmission has short travel to enhance fast shifting.