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Hyundai Announces i30 N Development Car Will Tackle Nürburgring 24 Hours

If you want to perform some of the most intensive tests on a vehicle, enter it in an endurance race. That is what Hyundai is planning to do this weekend. Scroll for video.
Posted: May 25, 2016 - 2:29PM
Author: Will Maley

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The Korean automaker announced that it will be running an i30 (Elantra Hatchback) development vehicle equipped with a new turbo 2.0L four-cylinder at the Nürburgring 24 Hours this weekend. The goal is to get “a better understanding of performance technologies” and help accelerate the development of other N Performance models.

"This Nürburgring 24h race provides the ideal test bed for our motorsport-inspired N sub-brand development and a key part of our ‘born in Namyang, honed at Nürburgring’ performance-car ethos. The technological inspiration and experience gained from this extreme testing will accelerate our development of high-performance, fun-to-drive N models," said Albert Biermann, Hyundai’s head of vehicle test and high performance development.

The development vehicle according to Hyundai is 40 percent new thanks to the engine, transmission, suspension, recalibrated steering, and wider fenders.

This won't be the only Hyundai racing at the Nürburgring this weekend. There will be another i30 fitted with a 1.6 Turbo engine that will be trying to defend its class win from last year, and a Veloster.

Pic Credit: Hyundai

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