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N is a new range of high performance road cars from Hyundai. With innovations from Hyundai Motorsport, and precisely tuned to excel on the roads of the UK, this pioneering sub-brand is already turning petrol heads.

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Born in Namyang,honed on theNürburgring

Drawing on expertise gained on race tracks and rally courses from around the world, the N development team have pushed the limits of road car capabilities at the Hyundai R&D Centre in Namyang, South Korea.

Every advancement in cornering and performance is then honed under the most demanding conditions – Germany’s notorious proving ground, the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The result is a unique range of performance cars, named N, to reflect their development location origins.

Hyundai N Range, honed on Nurburgring
Hyundai N Range, honed on Nurburgring

The Birthplace of N Namyang R&D Centre

The Namyang Research & Development Centre in South Korea is the heart of Hyundai Motor’s global R&D network. It consists of technical workshops, research sites and test roads that cover a vast 3.3 million square metres.

It’s here that automotive understanding is pushed to its limits, and where innovations from motorsport are transformed into road legal components for N. With world-class engineers , Namyang is the ultimate think tank for the future of performance.

European TechnicalCentre at Nürburgring

The Nürburgring Nordschleife is widely regarded as the world’s most challenging proving ground. That’s exactly why it was chosen as the home of the Hyundai Motor European Technical Centre.

This is where the tyres hit the track – where N models, fresh from the clinical environs of the R&D Centre, are suddenly confronted with a course known in the industry as ‘The Green Hell’. 73 corners spanning 12.9 miles of undulating, and demanding tarmac.

Hyundai Technical Centre at Nurburgring
Drive it and you’ll be surprised how playful it is, how speed and suspension are so well matched, how it goes about its business with genuine enthusiasm.
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Motorsport

Hyundai N-Range WRC-07
Hyundai N-Range World Rally Championships

FIA World Rally Championship

The Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC thrives in the most adverse conditions – navigating the perilous corners of the Tour de Corse and finding traction on the muddiest of Welsh forest stages. It’s the result of years of progression in the WRC, for which Hyundai Motorsport is most commonly assosciated.

Starting with a standard i20, the Hyundai Motorsport team extensively modify the car including stripping out any avoidable weight, adding high performance aerodynamic features, and inserting a 380hp turbocharged 1,600cc engine matched to a 6-speed sequential transmission. Having completed development of the i20 in the shortest time of any new manufacturer, Hyundai is a major player in the WRC, earning 3 victories and 11 podiums in 2018 alone.

Hyundai N-Range FIA World Touring Cup Car

FIA World Touring Car Cup

Hyundai Motorsport are new to the world of touring car racing. In fact, 2018 was the first year racing. But that didn’t stop the i30 N TCR storming to victory, claiming both the driver and team championships.

i30 N TCR cars are built to go head-to-head with competing manufactures on a variety of race tracks across the world. Extensive knowledge from the world of rallying, fast-tracked the development time required to create a race winning car, but the intense challenges called for new technology and new approaches. The result of which can be found in features throughout the N range.

DNA

N Range Pillars - cornering control

1.Cornering

The chicane takes on a legendary presence in the N philosophy. These rapid, demanding corners are the ultimate test of balance, control and speed management.

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2.EverydaySports Car

Take an N model out of the ‘Normal’ driving mode to unleash its fire-breathing, road-hugging potential.

N Range Pillars - Racetrack capabilities

3.Race TrackCapabilities

On track, N models immediately reveal their motorsport pedigree with cornering, shifting and launch technology built-in.

The i30 N as it stands is a pretty stunning first effort from Hyundai’s N division.
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