Last year, Hyundai revealed their first ever hot hatch, the i30 N, and now they’re looking to expand their offerings with a second body style, the five-door Fastback.
Spied recently while testing at the Nurburgring, the prototype keeps the vinyl cladding, though we expect the finished item to have sportier bumpers and side skirts than the rest of the range, similar to the ones of the current i30 N.
Compared to the regular i30 Fastback, the N derivative will also come with a couple of oval exhaust pipes, larger wheels and the necessary chassis adjustments for sportier handling.
The upcoming i30 N Fastback will arrive with the same engine of its hot hatch sibling: a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder offered with two outputs: 250PS (246hp / 184kW) and 275PS (271hp / 202kW), channeled to the front axle via a six-speed manual transmission.
Similar performance is expected from the sleeker looking model, which will almost mirror the 6.4sec and 6.1sec, respectively, needed by the i30 N to complete the 0-100km/h (0-62mph) acceleration.
In the UK, pricing for the Hyundai i30 N starts from £25,010 ($32,935), tax included, whereas the more powerful version can be had from £28,010 ($36,885). Thus, we expect the i30 N Fastback to be priced in the neighborhood of £30,000 ($39,505), which will undercut the 310 PS (306 HP) Audi S3 Saloon by more than £8,000 ($10,535).