Close to production Hyundai i30 N entered into VLN Endurance Race

Hyundai is continuing to hone its first-ever hot hatch, the i30 N ahead of its global launch later this year with a close to production model entered into the VLN (Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nürburgring) endurance race.

Albert Biermann, Hyundai Motor Head of Vehicle Test and High Performance Development, said: “We want our high performance brand to have considerable racing pedigree so it is important that we compete with minimal modifications. Nürburgring is where the i30 N has undergone much of its testing and chassis development.”

The cars that Hyundai Motor will enter in the race are both equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo engine and six-speed manual transmission – the same powertrain and transmission set-up that will be used in the production i30 N. As they race the car, Hyundai Motor engineers will identify areas for further refinement and potential performance enhancements for the i30 N.

The VLN endurance race is held at the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany where Hyundai Motor has its own 3,600 square meter testing centre.

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