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2023 i30 Sedan N 8

i30 Sedan N update — yeah baby!

Riley Riley

Hyundai has taken the wraps off a new i30 Sedan N marking the eighth anniversary of its high-performance brand.

The new Sedan N boasts upgraded technological capabilities transferred from motorsport competition, to offer improved balance under high-performance conditions.

With enhanced safety and comfort, it’s designed to deliver an emotionally engaging driving experience based on the three pillars of N vehicle development – Corner Rascal, Racetrack Capability and Everyday Sportscar.

Ride and handling enhancements include a reinforced engine mount membrane for reduced after shake and improved agility, G-bushing reinforcement for improved yaw response and steering precision and a new rear suspension S/ABS insulator changed from rubber to urethane on rear support for improved damping and yaw response.

Electronic Controlled Suspension (ECS) hardware has been improved for enhanced body control and optimised software for the hardware change.

Steering benefits from an improved gearbox yoke specification for better steering feedback and direct feeling.

A low-friction universal joint is used to increase steering precision.

The motor-driven power steering software has been optimised according to new chassis and steering changes.

Tyre pressure has been boosted to 36 front and 34 psi rear, to compensate for front axle load increase while maintaining front to rear ride and handling balance.

For maximum cooling of the radiator surface, a duct-style air guard guides air flow to maximise speed, improve aerodynamics, fuel efficiency and cooling ability in extreme conditions.

A wing-type spoiler improves aerodynamics for maximum speed and faster corner exits.

The new model’s front bumper air guide, derived from motorsports, improves braking performance by allowing air to flow directly towards the brakes.

Braking is further enhanced with upgraded Electronic Stability Control (ESC) software and the addition of a thermal protector on the front brake hose for increased endurance.

i30 Sedan N’s software has been reprogrammed for optimal use of high-octane petrol to improve performance, an enhancement derived from the voices of enthusiasts, whom Hyundai N has frequently communicated with at events, such as track days and N birthdays.

The new i30 Sedan N’s 2.0T GDi engine was especially developed for N models, with 206kW of power and 392Nm of torque.

It is paired with 6-speed manual or 8-speed DCT transmission, with a top speed of 280km/h.

“N brand has always been inspired by motorsport competition, and now that i30 Sedan N TCR has proved its advanced technology with a successful race career, the new i30 Sedan N becomes evidence of our commitment to bring motorsport-winning DNA into our road cars for N fans to enjoy,” Head of N Brand and Motorsport, Till Wartenberg, said.

Hyundai has released an i30 Sedan N performance film featuring actual vehicles owned by N enthusiasts.


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