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Hyundai i30 Fastback N is a hot hatch that looks like a sedan

With up to 271 horsepower on tap, it's plenty sprightly.

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Hyundai debuted the i30 Fastback N at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.   

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Instead of traditional five-door hatchback shape, the hatch has been slimmed down to look closer to a sedan, or, if you love marketing speak, a "five-door coupe."    

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Like the i30 N before it, the Fastback variant has a more aggressive front bumper with black-bezel LED headlights and red stripes scattered about.     

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And, as one might expect, N badges abound.    

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The steering wheel is thicker, the seats are more heavily bolstered and the pedals are fancier by a smidge.    

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There are more N badges, in addition to an N-specific instrument cluster.     

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Its 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 gas engine will put out either 246 or 271 horsepower.

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The latter configuration lays down an ample 260 pound-feet of torque, but an overboost function cranks that up to 278 pound-feet for small periods of time.    

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A six-speed manual is standard, as is front-wheel drive.    

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