Hyundai’s light-weight i30 N Undertaking C makes debut

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Hyundai sells a sporty model of its Elantra GT abroad. It is known as the i30 N (the Elantra GT is badged an i30 outdoors the US) and comes with the identical mechanicals because the Veloster N.

Now, there’s a extra hardcore model of the automotive known as the Undertaking C, a reference to the Space C check observe at Hyundai’s Namyang R&D heart in Korea. It was revealed on Tuesday on the Frankfurt Worldwide Motor Present.

2020 Hyundai i30 N Undertaking C

Simply 600 examples of the i30 N Undertaking C will likely be constructed, and they are going to be offered solely in Europe. Whereas we within the U.S. miss out on the enjoyable, with somewhat hope a few of the automotive’s upgrades would possibly make it over to the Veloster N.

These upgrades are primarily geared toward decreasing weight and embody carbon fiber-reinforced plastic parts and 19-inch gentle alloy wheels. The ensuing curb weight of the i30 N Undertaking C is 3,075 kilos, or 110 kilos lower than the inventory i30 N. A lot of the financial savings come from the addition of the sunshine alloys. They’re made by OZ Racing and assist shed a tad over 48 kilos.

Different efficiency mods embody lowered suspension, a rear strut tower brace, and several other aerodynamic mods. The latter features a new entrance splitter, aspect skirts and rear diffuser.

2020 Hyundai i30 N Project C

2020 Hyundai i30 N Undertaking C

Hyundai will supply the i30 N Undertaking C with the inventory i30 N’s obtainable 271-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4. The only real transmission within the i30 N is a 6-speed handbook. With much less weight to hold, the i30 N Undertaking C will hit 62 mph in 6.Zero seconds, which is 0.2 seconds faster than the inventory i30 N.

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