Korean carmaker Hyundai released a teaser image of the latest high-performance N concept -- the RN30 -- ahead of its world premiere at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The motorsport-inspired racing concept is based on the new generation Hyundai i30 hatchback.
RN30, the product of Hyundai Motor's high performance sub-brand N, has been developed in collaboration with Hyundai Motorsport (HMSG), Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center (HMETC) and Hyundai Motor's Performance Development & High Performance Vehicle Division. The concept features a dedicated aerodynamic design and specialised high-performance technologies that deliver high-speed driving, says the company. The silhouette of the RN30 unmistakably shows the new Hyundai i30's layout, but with a lower and wider stance.
The concept is expected to get 2.0-litre T-GDI engine with an electric supercharger. The powertrain can make 296bhp mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The power will be transmitted to rear wheels through an electronic limited slip differential.
The N performance sub-brand at the 2016 Busan International Motor Show in June also showcased the RM16 concept. The design of the RM16 was been based on the Veloster. The car also boasts aluminium space frame, covered by carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) body panels that save weight compared to a traditionally-constructed steel-based car. The concept has been draped in Hyundai's WRC livery and a large spoiler adds sportiness at the rear.