- This is the third N model in Hyundai’s performance line-up after the i30 N hatch and the Veloster N.
- Has the same design cues as other two but with added practicality of the boot.
- Available in two tunes – 246bhp and 271bhp.
Hyundai’s performance division has taken the wraps off their third N model at the ongoing Paris Motor Show. The i30 Fastback N has the same performance as the equivalent hot hatch but with an added practicality of a boot.
Sitting under the hood of the i30 Fastback N is Hyundai’s highly acclaimed 2.0-litre turbo-petrol which is available in two states of tune – 246bhp and 271bhp. The latter is offered in the optional Performance Package. However, the torque figure of 353Nm is standard and all the twisting force is sent to front wheels only through a six-speed manual transmission.
The four-door performance coupe-sedan can do the 0-100kmph sprint in just 6.1 seconds while the top-speed is restricted to 250kmph. There are five driving modes to choose from – Eco, Normal, Sport, N, and N Custom. This can even alter the engine, exhaust note and enables the driver to rev match.
Appearance wise, the i30 N Fastback has all the elements of the i30 N hatchback and is hard to differentiate unless you look beyond the C-pillar. The tail of the Fastback is complemented with gorgeous looking LED taillights and aggressive contrasting rear diffusers. Even the cabin is carried forward without any changes which is a good thing since the i30 N has everything in a well-balanced package.
There is little chance that the i30 N Fastback will grace our shores. So all we can do is drool over the performance four-door coupe in the pictures.