It is hard to hide anymore: the koreans thunders forward on all fronts. It applies on any Hyundai and Kia group, now takes grips on the agile GTI-cars, which is part of the lifeblood of the German automotive industry.
the Proof is in front of us, painted in garish blue paint and with a welcoming hum from turbomotoren at 275 horsepower. It is the new Hyundai i30N Performance, to make conclusively up with the brand's reputation as the snusfornuftige choice.
part of the change has been made on the well-known German racebane the Nürburgring, where the renowned Albert Biermann, as the koreans have headhunted from BMW's M-division, has fine-tuned i30’eren beyond recognition.
We test the N-model in the Performance-version with 275 hp at otherwise the 250 hp in the common 30 N-model. It starts from the 404.000 crowns with 250 hp, while the testbilen lands on 474.000 euros.
It is a lot of money for a i30, but the days with the car was a so great pleasure, that you would be a rubbish not to let the excitement flow out of the slots. the
Photo: Jens Overgaard
In the distance looks like i30N not the køremonster, it is. The model emerges as an understated aunt in relation to competitors such as the brutally styled Honda Civic Type R and the old checked the Golf GTI.
Only a few extra spoilers and trap, the wheels of 19 inches, the enlarged brake discs and red brake calipers reveals that the here is a i30 out of the ordinary.
Hyundai i30N can, on paper, sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h. of 6.1 seconds. The engine has a torque of 353 Nm, which through a special overboost function can be increased to 378 Nm, and the car's top speed is limited to 250 km/h.
Immediately, however, it is a disappointing sight that meets you behind the wheel. The cabin looks like with his black dashboard a regular i30's. But there are clear differences. Connoisseurs spotter quickly the deep sports seats, the thick steering wheel and the screen with the option to put the car up in the five driving modes.
Here is it possible to set the car according to how many revolutions the engine exactly to the framework to follow in nedgearinger. But also the hardness of the adaptive shock absorbers and the fluctuation in the already skarpslebne steering controlled by køreprogrammerne. the
In the cabin, similar to the sporting I30N the other Hyundai models, but it offers, however, among other things, on the sports steering wheel, thick upholstered sports seats and a big screen tv with sporting driving modes. Photo: Jens Overgaard
Behind the wheel, you will experience an incredible balance where the sharp steering and the close grip plays perfectly together with the precise gear shift. This is already true from the most civilised, easy adjustment.
Here is the car fast, accurate and comfortable to run in, a bit like when you leave the viscous mellemstærk tacosovs slide down: It is first pleasant, then there comes the bite.
A press of the Sport button and the car changes character to clean chili: Bass resounds deeper, while we almost get a broomstick in the back of the more contoured chassis and sharp steering.
Now that convicted fun in the street, and we can take turns and ideallinjerne with security and almost surgical precision, without that the car experienced inhuman or knaldhamrende hard.
at the same time there are small, spiffy 'backfire'-benzinknald between gearskiftene, which is quite entertaining. It is something that promises the driving experience. It is all done with a sense of superiority, which does not require more effort than the 275 hp – it is experienced as plentiful.
The large 19 inch rims with wide tires helps to ensure a precise grip on the road. Note the red calipers. Photo: Jens Overgaard
The funniest Hyundai
the Width of the handling makes i30N for a car, you can use for everyday dont and then turn up the fun in the weekends.
One should however keep in mind that the VW Golf GTI Performance edition with 245 hp available to 468.000 dkk. The gulf runs just as well, albeit not as riveting.
Hyundai i30N is the funniest and most well-run Hyundai to date and a choice for those who dare to stick out. Albert Biermann has created a riveting køremaskine that gives pleasure every day, and it is a shame that the brand does not yet have such a big brandvalue as the German competitors.
But it comes quite clear, if and when this trend continues. the
i30N model has a sportsopsætning with adaptive shock absorbers that can be set according to the situation. Photo: Jens Overgaard
1820 crowns (semi-annual)
at 14.1 km/l (NEDC)
2.0 liters, 275 hp