New Hyundai i30 N Project C Reveals Its Lightweight Design

This year’s Frankfurt Motor Show will host a limited edition version of Hyundai’s i30 N hot hatchback, dubbed the Project C. The car boasts the same 271 HP (275 PS) engine as the regular i30 N, yet adds several design upgrades and dynamic touches.

Until now, we’ve only seen the Project C underneath camouflaged foil, but this video shows the car in great detail, as we can clearly see all the lightweight carbon fiber bits, as well as the slightly upgraded interior.

Among the i30 N Project C’s carbon fiber elements we count the front chin spoiler, the hood, roof spoiler, side skirts and rear diffuser. Meanwhile, the motorsport-inspired 19-inch wheels also contribute to this limited edition hot hatch weighing less than its mass-production counterpart.

The interior comes with an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel with red buttons for the drive modes, red seat belts and red stitching for the part-Alcantara seats, which also feature a red stripe running down the middle. The gear knob has also been changed and is now fully metallic.

Also read: Our In-Depth Review Of The 2019 Hyundai i30 N

Performance will reportedly remain the same as in the regular i30 N, meaning the car’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit will continue to produce 271 HP (275 PS) and 260 lb-ft (353 Nm) of torque.

As for where the name Project C comes from, that would be Hyundai’s high-performance facility at its Namyang R&D center in Korea, which features a development track dubbed ‘Area C’.

The Hyundai i30 N Project C will be strictly limited to 600 units, available only in select markets across Europe.

H/T to Christian

 

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  • boo boo the fool

    does this compete with the civic type r

    • Matt

      Yes.

  • kan hu

    Wow…..i love it…nice carbon fiber hood….

  • SteersUright

    not very pretty but excited to read about how it drives.

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