In a recent internet video, Hyundai N boss Albert Biermann announced a special edition for the Hyundai i30 N, and our spies caught the car close to the German Nurburgring the very same day.
Equipped with a carbon bonnet, light-weight seats and wheels and aerodynamic body parts, the “Special Edition” i30 N won’t get extra ponies but will still be faster and more dynamic. The car is scheduled for a launch by the end of the year.
The performance-focused i30 N, as we know, marked a new ear for Hyundai when it was launched in 2017. It is, after all, the first proper hot hatchback from Hyundai’s N sub-brand that will eventually roll out a number of high power models.
The i30 N is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine available with the two power outputs: the Standard Package engine delivers 250bhp whereas the Performance Package engine's maximum power is boosted to 275bhp.
Both outputs deliver a maximum torque of 353Nm and allow the car to hit a top speed of 250 kmph. The 250bhp version accelerates to 100 kmph in 6.4 seconds while the 275bhp lessens the time taken to just 6.1 seconds.