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Hot hatchback: New Hyundai i30 N revealed

Hyundai i30N

Hyundai has unveiled the i30 N, the first car to wear its performance N badge.

Inspired by Hyundai's WRC efforts, the front-wheel-drive hot hatchback is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

With the performance package option, this produces 271bhp and 260Ib-ft of torque, meaning 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds and a 155mph top speed.

The performance package includes Pirelli P-Zero tyres, electronic differential and a variable exhaust valve system.

Improved stopping power comes from red N brake calipers and larger brake discs.

The i30 N sports aggressive front and rear bumpers with larger air intakes.

The standard car develops 246bhp and 260Ib-ft of torque, with a 0-60mph time of 6.2 seconds.

Belfast Telegraph