- Two i30 N models, close to series production, will be competing in the most challenging race prior to the model's launch in the second half of 2017
- Engineers from the Hyundai Motor R&D Centre in Namyang, South Korea, are to take part as technical expert drivers
- The two i30 N vehicles will undergo final testing in the world-famous race in order to fine-tune their performance capabilities
The 24-hour race at the Nürburgring is one of the most challenging endurance race in the world. We will use the race as a final test for our Hyundai i30 N development to check how the vehicle is performing under these extreme conditions and where we can still fine tune the car before its market launch. With the Hyundai i30 N we want to offer a car that feels direct, responsive and predictable and that performs well on the track without compromising every day driving capabilities. Most importantly the i30 N should be fun to drive for everyone.
The two cars participating in the race will enter the SP3T class (1.6- to 2.0-liter turbo charged engines), they are equipped with a 2.0-litre turbo-charged petrol engine in combination with a six-speed manual transmission. The same powertrain combination will be applied in the Hyundai i30 N series model. For the participation in the 24-hour race the two cars have been modified focusing mainly on the drivers’ safety, featuring a FIA homologated roll cage, a fire extinguisher and a race seat. For enhanced grip and braking performance the i30N’s are fitted with racing tires and race brakes. Additionally the vehicle’s exterior design based on the New Generation i30 series production model has been fitted with a front splitter and rear spoiler to enhance aerodynamics and increase downforce.
Hyundai Motor has teamed up with strong partners as sponsors for its participation in the ADAC Zurich 24-hour race at Nürburgring including Shell Helix, Hankook Tire and Alpinestars.