Wednesday, November 11, 2015

VIDEO: Hyundai teases i30 N hot hatch

Hyundai’s N performance division has released a video that teases its i30-based Golf GTI-rival that arrives in 2017.

The footage, that sees the i30 N testing at the Nurburgring, also features the i20 rally car and the wild mid-engine Veloster-based RM15 concept. That car is powered the Theta 221kW/380Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol that drives the rear wheels. 

The same engine is expected to power the production i30 N, although instead of rear-wheel drive the fast hot hatch will come with all-wheel drive. this should make the small hot hatch the fasted car Hyundai has ever made with a 0-100km/h time of around 5 seconds.

As well as the teasing glimpse of the i30 N, the video is narrated by N’s new boss Albert Biermann who was poached for the job from BMW M.

Biermann explains how all future N models will be developed in Europe at the Nurburgring and will be as good to drive on the race track as they are on the street.

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