276-hp hot Hyundai hatch to hunt Honda Civic Si, VW GTI, Ford Focus ST.
The Hyundai i30 N is based on what we know as the Elantra GT.
A high-performance 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder whips up 276 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
More aggressive front and rear fascias drive home the i30 N's performance mission.
The i30 N was honed on Germany's infamous Nürburgring circuit.
The i30 N's cabin is dominated by a beefier new wheel and an 8-inch floating display, which details various drive modes and a g-meter, among other things.
An electronic limited-slip differential and an electronically controlled suspension should help on-track performance.
Headlamps receive black bezels.
Wheels are 18- or 19-inch depending on spec, and they're wrapped in performance rubber.
A variable-outlet exhaust trigggers "after-burn sound" when the drive mode selector is set to Sport+.
A six-speed manual is the only gearbox available.
More heavily bolstered seats are a key part of the i30 N's cabin upgrades.
If you're not yet a master with three pedals, the i30 N will help you with rev-matched downshifts and a launch control mode.
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The i30 N stops short of competing with Honda's Civic Type R and Ford's Focus RS... but who knows what the future of N holds?
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