Hyundai only opened the order books for the i30 Fastback late last year and already, a tuning company based near the Nurburgring has tweaked the car.
The company, Boes Motorsport, hasn’t gone crazy transforming the Korean machine, instead opting for some subtle modifications which should make a significant improvement to the way it drives.
For starters, a set of custom springs have been fitted which reduce the ride height by 25 mm. Next, Boes has fitted OZ Racing 18-inch wheels to reduce unsprung mass by 2.5 kg at each corner while also adding some visual flair to the car. Handling changes are completed with 225/40 tires, Tuning Blog reports.
Work has also been done under the hood. Whereas the 1.4 T-GDI engines typically delivers 140 hp and 242 Nm of torque, Boes has increased these figures to 170 hp and 290 Nm, helping the car to hit 100 km/h in under 9 seconds and a top speed exceeding 203 km/h.
In the not too distant future, Hyundai itself will offer a performance-focused i30 N Fastback to satisfy its power-hungry customers. Like the hatchback, it will be sold with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder delivering 247 hp in base guise and 271 hp with the optional Performance Package. A range of chassis and visual upgrades will also distinguish it from lesser Fastback variants.