Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai i30 N Tackles Mount Panorama


Prototype Hyundai i30 N put through its paces on Mount Panorama to test MoTec compatibility 

Hyundai engineers have been testing the hotly awaited and Golf GTI-rivalling Hyundai i30N hot hatch around Mount Panorama.

The heavily disguised i30N prototype participated in the Nulon Hill Climb and Super Sprint events with Hyundai WRC test driver and tarmac rally expert, Brendan Reeves the wheel and Hyundai engineers were on a mission to determine how the i30N communicates with MoTec data acquisition and display systems.

When calibration is complete and the i30 N goes into production, Hyundai says that owners will be able to retrieve performance data at track days including lap timing, performance information, data logging and video overlay data.

The MoTec compatibility is said mirror the data functionality of Hyundai’s i20 rally car.

“We do a lot of testing at the Nürburgring Nordschlieffe, but there are also other very challenging race tracks out there, and one of the most challenging is Bathurst here in Australia,” said Hyundai N Vice President Albert Biermann who was on hand to supervise the Bathurst testing.

“It’s a very good experience to drive here at Mount Panorama and include the data we gather into our tuning that we will continue in Europe. I think the right driver on this track would have a lot of fun with the i30 N.” Biermann added.

Watch the i30 N in action around Mount Panorama here. Doesn’t it sound glorious?

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