Hyundai i30 N Fastback Unleashes Its 271HP At The Track

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.

Also Watch: New i30 N Reviewed: Just How Hot Can A Hyundai Hatchback Be?

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).


  • Julien Lachemoi

    No Veloster N in Europe ?

    • Leconte Dave


    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      I believe it was an answer to a question that no one in Europe asked.

    • Mr. EP9

      You have the I30 N, right? That should suffice.

      • Julien Lachemoi

        I quite enjoy the new look of the Veloster.

  • Spyder Hole Fantome

    Must be difficult to keep 271hp caged and under control!

  • javier

    seems expensive for a 6 second car that touts performance

    • Dude

      I don’t think it will be that expensive. It’s just a different body style. But it’s a style people like so I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a few K more expensive than the standard i30N

  • Nick099

    Let me know when it comes with awd and more than 300 hp.

    • Jason Miller

      Like we haven’t read this type of comment anywhere else on the internet. Everyone and their mother wants 300hp, AWD and a 6-speed manual. Oh and it has to be under 3k pounds and under $30k. Dreamers be dreamin’.

    • bd0007

      AWD and 350+HP is what is rumored for the N midship.

  • Jason Miller

    The i30 fastback should be the new Elantra in the states. Not that monstrosity in the spy pics making the rounds this week.

    • Mr. EP9


  • Six_Tymes

    nice car/s and all a bit over priced

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