Who Needs N? Boes Tweaks The Hyundai i30 Fastback

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.

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  • Kyle Newberry

    So is it still a hatchback like the old scion tc?

    • Mynameis Taylor

      scion? isn’t it a Hyundia

      • Autoexperte

        Scion are Toyota

        • Mynameis Taylor

          yes. Know Scion is from Toyota. I meant the car in the article and picture is a Hyundai. Where does the Scion tC even come into play?

          • Kyle Newberry

            I’m saying it looks like a TV. The TC was a hatch back. So is this still a hatch or just a sedan? Why not just give them the elantra sport from the US?

    • The I30 is a Hyundai model in the EU market also know as the Elantra

    • Jason Miller

      This is a hatchback, yes.

  • Zandit75

    They couldn’t have picked a more boring set of wheels? Please leave that design for the Subie fanbois

  • SteersUright

    Good looking little cheap car. And the fact that its a hatchback is even cooler.

  • Alter Ego

    Looks good from all angles except the side. The back is a little frumpy.

  • Bash

    Still boring.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    No one buys coupes anymore…

  • DJ

    They should take a page from BMW and Mercedes, and sell it in the U.S as the Elantra coupe GT

  • DJ

    That’s not a coupe. Coupes have 4 doors and a hatch. Lol

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