Paris Motor Show Hosts Racy New Hyundai RN30 Concept Car

by Elon Musk | Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 | 3052 views

Hyundai has unveiled a fired-up concept car called the RN30. It’s based on the new Hyundai i30 hatchback, and previews the brand’s first ‘N’ car, kickstarting a new performance division for the Korean brand.

It’s obvious that the RN30 isn’t a stock car, although the engine is closer to reality than the wild bodywork. The basic block will power the i30’s fast sibling, but rest of the four-cylinder has been given the racing treatment. A bigger turbo and forged internals combine to create 375 horsepower and 333 lb-ft of torque sent to all four wheels. It also comes out with an electronic limited slip differential and a dual-clutch transmission. Don’t count on this powertrain coming to market, despite how cool it would be to see a South Korean Focus RS. However, it is a sign the i30N will have a potent foundation.


Hyundai RN30 Concept Car

The RN30 concept is clearly much more motorsport-focused than the eventual production car will be, featuring a full aero bodykit, and a striking livery, a fully kitted-out interior with bucket seats, a roll cage and a racing steering wheel.

Furthermore, the details on the front part of the car are also unique. It’ll be difficult not to see the hexagonal bumper grille as well as the futuristic and larger fog light. But if you think that all those details are just for the show, you need to think again. The front part is designed in such ways to ensure better stability especially during cornering or when you are riding the car at high speed. Such innovation is needed in a car that will join the fast car lineup.

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