Take a Good Look at the Hyundai RN30 Concept

Hyundai RN30 Concept (Photo Hyundai Media Kit)
Hyundai RN30 Concept (Photo Hyundai Media Kit) /

Earlier this week, Hyundai unveiled its RN30 concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and we are ready to make room for it here in the US.

It’s the weekend so let’s have a little fun today. What is the wildest concept car you could see yourself driving into your local Cars and Coffee meet? I’m not talking about your dream car or your current project vehicle. I’m talking about a “concept” car, a car that when you pull up, all your friends and fellow enthusiasts could say is “Oh no you didn’t!”

I have a pretty long list of vehicles I would bring myself, both cars and trucks, but after having the chance to read over the press release specs of the Hyundai RN30 concept, this car has just jumped to the top of my list.

While many of you might say “Why a Hyundai?”, all I can say is “Why Not?” This concept is exactly what I want as a weekend track car. I could also see this car finding a home at my local Cars and Coffee event here in SoCal as well.

Since this is my concept car, I think I would even take it a step further. There would be no clear bra protecting my precious investment. I would wear the day to day “road scars” with pride. It’s a Hyundai, remember? And this Hyundai RN30 looks like it wants to be driven. It also looks like it won’t take “no” for an answer.

Hyundai RN30
Hyundai RN30 Concept (Photo Hyundai Media Packet) /

Hyundai unveiled the RN30 concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and I will admit, besides admiring the achievement’s Hyundai has had racing in the WRC circuit, I have never paid much attention to this particular manufacturer. Until now.

Powered by a 2.0-liter turbo four, the N concept is said to deliver 375 hp and 333 ft-lb of torque! Combine that power with a wet-type dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel-drive system, you just might want to give this vehicle a closer look.

Hyundai RN30 Concept: A Closer Look

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Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged 4

Drivetrain: all wheel drive, limited slip differential

Transmission: wet-type dual clutch

Output: 375 hp, 333 ft-lb torque

-Electonic Variable Exhaust

-BASF lightweight material


-Integrated roll cage/race seats

-Ceramic exhaust pipes

-19-inch lightweight wheels

-Integrated camera system

Hyundai RN30 Concept (Photo Hyundai Media Packet)
Hyundai RN30 Concept (Photo Hyundai Media Packet) /

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It’s important to point out that the first N performance model that Hyundai is set to release in 2017, is the i30N which will be a front-wheel-drive version and will most likely be set to do battle with the newly announced Honda Civic Type R.

So what do you think? Although there is no official release date for the RN30, this concept vehicle gets the Art of Gears stamp of approval. And yes, if this car makes it to the US, we will be giving Hyundai a call to see if we can bring this bad boy to the next Cars and Coffee meet!