We at Car Articles understand that you might want your two seater supercar to have been tested on the Nurburgring. You might even take it to a track day once or twice. What we cannot understand however is when car manufacturers use this as their only basis for tests and setting up the car. What it inevitably means is that you get a car here in Blighty that has suspension firm enough to separate your spine and skull – which is not conducive to enjoying any kind of longer drive.
Thankfully, Hyundai have not taken that approach with the i30 N. Instead, the hot variant of the excellent hatchback has been repeatedly tested on UK roads. This gave focus to the correct setup of the adaptive suspension and different driving modes on offer in the i30 N.
“We are getting closer and closer to the final development stage of the i30 N,” said Albert Biermann, Executive Vice President and Head of Vehicle Test & High Performance Development at Hyundai Motor Company. “The road testing serves to check if the driving performance of our first Hyundai N high performance car can meet our future customers’ requirements. We have to make sure that on these challenging UK roads the driving performance is also well suited to everyday use. There are plenty of fun and challenging corners out here – the N Team loves corners!”
We at Car Articles will bring you more news of the i30 N as we get it. Definitely one to look out for.