Hyundai has just dropped a thrilling video of its upcoming i30 N in the midst of testing, bathed in camouflage and sounding oh-so mean.
The Hyundai i30 N is set to adopt a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission sending power exclusively to the front wheels. The first Hyundai model adorned with the ‘N’ badge should deliver around 260 hp and as this clip reveals, the potent four-banger will redline at about 6,700 rpm and provide some Focus RS-esque cracks and pops under acceleration.
As with all other hot hatches, the i30 N will adopt an advanced suspension system to provide the best grip possible. An electronically-controlled limited-slip differential is also expected and should make the car a match for the likes of the Ford Focus ST and Volkswagen Golf GTI.
Visually, the i30 N will incorporate a plethora of styling and aerodynamic tweaks, including more aggressive front and rear fascias, dual tailpipes and a set of sporty wheels. The interior will also include some unique touches to distinguish it from lesser Hyundai hatchbacks.
A launch in early 2017 is expected.