Finally, the newest N-performance sports car coming. The new Hyundai RN30 has been presented at Paris Auto Show, but such as concept. Hot-hatches have been around for more than three decades at this point but so far not many people liked them all that much. This started to change a few years ago and more recently people started to really love them. The best example is the new Focus RS which was sold out in a matter of months and some even paid as much as $500,000 for getting one of the first models which is insane for something that is a hatchback at its core. In order to get in line with the competition, Hyundai is also set on releasing such a car. So far they don’t really had a true hot-hatch but this is about to change with the i30N which is set to debut next year.

Production ready?

Considering how it looks, the RN30 is quite far from a production car. However, there are some interesting features about it. For starters, it is the first Hyundai hatchback to use an all wheel drive system. So far many people expected the upcoming i30N to come with front wheel drive but this might not be true. We might just see a production i30 with all wheel drive and over 300 horsepower. The Hyundai RN30 concept makes a bit more than that though. The car showcased here has a 2 liter turbocharged inline 4 which puts out 374 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque.

This is more than the Focus RS and more than pretty much any other car in this class. All that power is then sent to the all wheel drive system via a wet dual-clutch automatic. There are no performance figures released but the RN30 seems to be one of the fastest out there. A torque vectoring system has also been installed which we may see in one of their future models as well.

Why so late?

Well, the Hyundai RN30 was launched recently because Hyundai’s new “N-Division” has just started. This means that we should see a lot more cars from them in the future. Also, the over the top design the car boasts is great because it manages to get a lot of attention from the press and people alike.

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 Hyundai RN30 - the newest concept car | N-performance edition

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