Don’t mess with Hyundai. They’re making big moves with bold statements and so far, they’ve delivered on many of it. The i30 N is here to challenge the big dogs Golf GTI and TRC.
It goes without saying… Hyundai has gone from zero to 100 with almost no gear shifts. Since the release of the i series, they’ve just kept improving on it and it appears they’re ready to go one better and start a two-way war with one of the most popular hot hatches in the world, the Golf GTI and the newly designed TRC – Racing concept for the 40-year anniversary.
Sadly, this is an exclusive buy and will be limited to amounts and location. But! We all know, if a manufacturer delivers on their promise, there will be a high demand that it goes worldwide. Currently, how things are looking and shaping up, the i30 N is a top prospect to get this exact reaction from the public.
Recent Talks On Hyundai’s i30 N
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According to Motor1.com, the Hyundai i30 N will only be launched in the European part of the world with a maximum amount of 600 pieces or “examples”.
"The secret is now out as we’re looking at the new Project C, a limited-run special edition bound to be sold exclusively in Europe. Based on the 271-horsepower version of the hot hatch, the track-focused variant will be produced in only 600 examples."
This is the real heartbreaker of the reveal of this lightweight hatch. Yet, we will live on and prosper.
How the i30 Will Challenge The Golf GTI And TRC
Firstly, we have to keep with us the fact it’s a milestone and anniversary for the German giant. With this being said, you know they bringing the heat with the GTI and TRC. The Golf GTI Clubsport has been around the block for a long while and it hasn’t failed to impress on all levels.
Looks, style, and speed. It has never disappointed on any of these features. But Hyundai have them thinking and changing things. Golf will look to go lighter with carbon fibre parts and taking some fat off the meat. No crispy feelings.
"Hyundai’s answer to the VW Golf GTI Clubsport and the more recent TCR is going to shed weight by making generous use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) materials along with lightweight 19-inch wheels derived from motorsport. The company doesn’t say how much fat it has managed to remove – it will be “notably lighter” – but we’ll remind you the standard i30 N in the spicy 271-hp flavor tips the scales at 1,429 kilograms (3,150 pounds). (via: Motor1.com)"
This is where the TRC gets involved in the conversation with the GTI Clubsport and i30 N. This also makes you think, Hyundai must be doing something right with their newcomer. Pushing 271-horsepower is no joke and something they can be proud of.
I can’t wait to see the final product of this prototype and how far it will go to give Golf a run for their GTI and TRC.