Hyundai Using Motorsport Experience For Developing New High-Performance Engine

After their i30  Turbo race car met all expectations at the Nurburgring 24 hours Race, Hyundai said that all the gathered data will be used in the development of a new performance-oriented engine.

The fact that the newly designed turbocharged engine managed to cope with the strains of a 24h race was an important finding, even more so considering how future units might be quite similar to the one in the i30 2.0 Turbo.

“We are on a very good way regarding the design of our first N vehicle. In the process of designing high-performance engines, the highest possible horsepower output is not the top priority. Instead, the engineers focus on maximum driving pleasure and driving fun without compromising the every-day-usability,” stated Hyundai’s Albert Biermann, in charge of performance development.

For its extended run on the Nordschleife, many components of the i30 2.0 Turbo had to be changed, as improvements were made to the engine, the adapted suspension and shock absorbers, the wheels, steering, and of course several safety components were added.

Aside from all the important findings that will make it into the N vehicle, the Nurburgring 24h Race also proved to be a huge success for the i30 development car, which finished P90 in the overall rankings.


Glacier White Metallic Audi A7 Sportback Poses At The Forum

In 55 TFSI quattro spec, the A7 Sportback is capable of hitting 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds.

Nissan Still Weighing Its Options On The R36 GT-R’s Powertrain

The successor to the 12-year old GT-R will either be a hybrid or an all-electric. And that’s a definite maybe…

2020 Porsche Taycan Interior Fully Revealed, Even The Passenger Gets A Touchscreen

The Porsche of the future sure is futuristic.

Chevrolet Details 2020 Bolt, Confirms 259 Mile Range

Despite being able to travel an extra 21 miles, the car will still cost $37,495 before incentives.

Audi Could Team Up With BMW And Mercedes On Autonomous Driving Tech

An announcement could come at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Richard Hammond Celebrates His Mid-Life Crisis With A (….Sponsored) Ford Ranger Raptor

Richard Hammond even shocks his passengers with some off-roading in the Ford Ranger Raptor.

Lamborghini Teases A Mystery Model For Frankfurt, Could Be A Limited Edition Hypercar

The model appears to draw inspiration from the 2017 Terzo Millennio concept.

2020 Chevrolet Bolt To Have Increased Range Of 259 Miles

The model could have an extra 21 miles of range.

Ford Thinks Its Co-Pilot360 Tech Will Silence Backseat Drivers

According to a recent study, 68% of drivers believe backseat driving behavior will go down thanks to semi-autonomous tech.

Tesla Would Like To Enter The Indian Market, If Not For Exorbitant Taxes

The Indian government wants to establish itself as a global manufacturing hub for electric vehicles so, naturally, Elon Musk is keeping an eye on it.