Pre-Production Hyundai i30 N Hot Hatchback to Race at Nurburgring

Hyundai 24h Race Qualifying i30 N

The Hyundai i30 N hot hatchback will derive power from the upgraded 2.0L turbo-four engine likely making close to 300 hp

The number of auto brands testing at the Nurburgring test track in Germany increases seemingly every month and some has set up dedicated permanent facilities due to the importance of honing lap times. Moreover, automakers are very interested because it is a proving ground for testing different kinds of road surfaces without having to manually simulate them on separate provinces courtesy of the circuit’s proportions.

Hyundai is on the list of having taken the Nurburgring very seriously for assessing performance. A certain few companies will enter their prototypes of the actual models in races around the grueling Green Heel and the South Korean auto major is joining the same ranks.

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Hyundai 24h Race Qualifying i30 N 3

Around the time for the 24 Hours of Nurburgring race tomorrow, two pre-production prototypes of the upcoming Hyundai i30 N will give the big hint on how the production model will look like. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine from the regular lineup will be coupled with a six-speed manual transmission on the i30 N hot hatchback.

It will see the internal components and other performance parts upgraded to meet the desired level of engine outputs as it will compete against sturdy rivals from Volkswagen, Ford and Renault in showroom spec. However, for the Nurburgring event, it will feature race-spec tyres, beefier brakes, intuitive front splitter, rear spoiler, fire extinguisher, racing seats, roll cage protection and so forth.

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Hyundai 24h Race Qualifying i30 N 1

In the SP3T class for engines between 1.6 and 2.0 litres, the pre-production prototypes will race with combination of professional racers, the brand’s R&D engineers, and two auto journalists from Germany. The Hyundai i30 N holds loads of significance as it is the first production model to come out of the performance division. It will be hitting the markets where the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST are already popular.