It’s not news that Hyundai’s N division is working on a hot hatch. Hyundai has already said the i30 N is happening, and it’s also shown off a wild hatchback concept and it has been spotted testing at the Nurburgring. Here’s what we know about it so far.
Australia’s Car Advice says they have discovered a presentation containing the i30 N’s performance specs. The intel says the i30 N will make 250 horsepower in regular form but will offer an optional performance package that bumps up output to 275 horsepower, and gives it sportier suspension tuning.
Enthusiasts will also be excited to hear that the i30 N will reportedly launch with a six-speed manual transmission, and a dual-clutch automatic will be available later. The report also claims both versions will get an electronically controlled limited slip differential.
Currently, there are no plans to bring the i30 N to North America, but the recently-revealed Hyundai Elantra GT Sport is essentially North America’s i30. Between what we’ve heard from Albert Biermann, Hyundai’s head of product development, and spy shots of a sportier Elantra GT published by Automotive News, we believe an Elantra GT N is up next.
Source: Road & Track
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