Hyundai has made its sports car more exciting with its eight-speed, oil-bath dual-clutch transmission. The N DCT unit can only be ordered as part of the Performance package, ie only the enhanced performance version of the two-liter turbocharged engine can be obtained.
It used to be 275 horsepower, but now it knows 280; in parallel, the type’s acceleration level time of 0-100 km / h has improved from the previous 6.1 to 5.9 seconds. The top speed of 250 km / h, as well as the constant 250 hp, can only be requested with the manual version.
The previous electronically controlled adaptive suspension has been retained, but the damping and steering have also been retuned. The Performance package includes a partially self-locking differential and a larger diameter front brake disc.
Engineers not only looked to increase performance but also to reduce weight. Thus, a 19-inch forged alloy wheel can be ordered, four of which weigh 14.4 kilograms less than the same-sized but cast wheel. Also lighter, though only 2.2 kilograms can be ordered to replace the front seats with the N Light sports seat; the integrated headrest of the leather-Alcantara upholstered piece is adorned with an illuminated N logo.
The i30 N will also be available in hatchback and Fastback versions, but for some reason they only offer a range of advanced driver assistance (dead space monitoring and collision avoidance) functions.