Hyundai i30 N Performance production model

by Jul 11, 2016All News, Hyundai, Spy Shots13 comments

After so many pictures of many different i30 models, we finally get to see the production vehicle of the new i30 N Performance model made with the help of Albert Biermann.

The i30 N Performance model is the first vehicle of a series of cars that will be coming from Hyundai N Performance  sub brand. This might not be the most powerful model in its class but it will the most fun to drive, mentioned Albert Biermann.

The powertrain choosen for this model will be the 2.0 Turbo model with power output of 240-260 hp, having the option of two versions, the standard and performance package.

Some of the changes you can expect compare to the regular i30, will be higher horsepower, more aggressive body kit, more precise and faster gearshift, stiffer engine and transmission mounts, more sensitive and precise mechanical power steering wheel, ABS tuned along with the high Performance tires, modified suspension (independent rear suspension we hope), new front axle knuckle for sharper turn-in plus bigger brakes. It’s a big list of goodies for this new i30 and it’s expected.

The transmission paired with the 2.0 Turbo will be the six-speed manual gearbox with a possible direct-shift autobox coming later on, if Hyundai can make it sporty enough according to Biermann.

As we heard the latest video released by Hyundai and now confirmed by our spy photographer, this i30 N will have a very mean exhaust tone and this time it’s not reproduce by the radio.

Inside the the heavy camouflage we see at the bottom the design of the body kit with the addition of the air intakes, wider side sills and rear bumper with two big exhaust tips. You can also expect a bigger spoiler as well as bigger wheels and wider tires to complete the N Performance deal.

The i30 is set for a debut the end of 2017. Let us know your thoughts

Written by Erick Uceda

Blogger, Photographer, Car Enthusiast, HanFest - KDM Car Show, Streetkiaz Texas Chapter Leader, Husband and Father. Some of the activities I enjoy doing everyday.

13 Comments

  1. Denis Rousseau

    Wheels yesss wheels tell all!
    Thats the only thing we can see!
    and the double exhaust tip almost all cars have now!
    Nothing to call my mother yet!

    Reply
  2. ROBERT GOUDREAU

    How come it got Kia Forte Koup wheels ?

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    • Denis Rousseau

      kia’s overs stock to fooll everyone its not a Hyundai!

      Reply
    • KT

      All Hyundai & Kia parts come from the same factory. They cross over parts for testing purposes, just like how the KIa GT mule is using Genesis Coupe rims.

      Reply
  3. ROBERT GOUDREAU

    you can see by the front end shape it’s a hyundai

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    • Denis Rousseau

      it can be anything th front end is well covered, it can look like an aUdi too!

      Reply
  4. Anthony Russo

    240-260 hp …performance…Where?

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    • KT

      Apples to oranges. Its like comparing your Optima to a Golf GTi. The i30N is not aiming to have the most horsepower in its class, but rather to be the most fun to drive.

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      • Erick

        KT is correct, you are comparing 2 different cars class. And Albert Biermann did mention, this i30 N is not mean for high power but fun to drive. Some people like to go stright and some others in curves. I hope I can test this car at an autocross course.

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        • Anthony Russo

          no he’s not..simple rice burner..kids car.

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          • KT

            I guess you’re forgetting that the i30N is coming initially as a FWD hot hatch to go against a GTI and Focus ST. You are judging hp figures that aren’t even official, just something that is shown from a teaser video.

      • Anthony Russo

        Stop with the nonsense..you can beef up any of these suspensions for handling..You need true HP and torque..What are you going to do drift around your neighborhood..Biggest failure is the BRZ, the FRS..no balls..that’s why even the 370z is loosing customers..people want hp and handling

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      • Denis Rousseau

        compare to a VW GTI they have a lot to accomplish, maybe in 20 years to be as fun as a GTI

        Reply

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