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    I assumed the one at work didnt have the production exhaust on it due to the note but hearing that video it probably did have.
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    TCR Touring car i30N.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captiva Fan View Post
    The problem is that it's such a narrow gap between the top-spec existing I30 and a GTI; and they won't price it under those luxo I30's (which are $35k + ORC).
    The Luxo i30 SR Premium comes with an auto and sunroof (neither available on I30N). A manual SR is only 26K +ORC. It appears the I30N is not based on the top spec I30 cabin.

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    Just spotted an i30n on the M2.


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    Prices and specs have been released now, $39,990, but the aussie delivered one comes standard with the performance package, then you can option it up with luxury extras. So you get things like the added power, plus the fancy exhaust, active suspension and launch control from the base model i30n sold here which is a smart move by hyundai. It'll sway people thinking of pricing given they are getting the optional (in other markets) performance package included.

    They are taking deposits and I still cant believe this thing allows a little fuel into the exhaust to give you some nice loud crackles and pops on overrun. From the factory. From a turbocharged Hyundai. One that allows you to change a whole bunch of ride settings with electronic trickery. In a hyundai.

    I can remember starting my trade at the start of the last decade and the only thing going for hyundai or kia was that you could get a new car for under 10k. How things have changed.
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    Can confirm it had the crackly Zorst.
    I had some new Hyundais on the truck and he saw me checking it out so he gave it a hit. Not your average stocko sound.

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    From all the clips it sounds very regulated as the pops sound pretty much the same each time. Though there isnt a lot of footage of someone really getting stuck into it. Would be interested to hear what it sounds like when you dial up launch control and bounce it off the limiter as you shift into second. It might not be a couple of quick pops then.



    It's $1000 deposit to secure your build at the moment. I wonder how many they have allocated here for Aus. These sort of cars that actually live up to most of the hype seem to never have enough cars to meet demand in the first 6-12 months. Likewise, doing some reading, they are planning a clutchless model for next year, so I wonder if there will be a bit of a price adjustment if they think they can get away with it (and it's selling well). Standard 5 year, unlimited km warranty might be interesting too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buford T. Justice
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    It's pretty much the Evo X engine right?
    Tuners are gonna have a good time.
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    It sounds like its their own t-gdi engine.

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    Isn't it basically the same as the turbo 4 in the Kia Stinger?

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    Bloody good value for sub 40K .I can see why VW released the cut price Golf GTI recently.

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    Looks like Honda is almost out of a job. Well, unless there robot house maid pays off.

    Well done Hyundai
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluprint View Post
    Isn't it basically the same as the turbo 4 in the Kia Stinger?

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    I know that is the earlier theta engine that was developed with mitsubishi mentioned before. Just not enough info about the i30n one yet.
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    Didn’t Hyundai do a totally clean-sheet design for the basis of what their current 4cyl engines are? ie. no relation to the licensed Mitsubishi engines they’d tweaked in earlier cars?

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    I'm kinda keen on this.
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    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    I30N are here. Colours are black, red, dark silver, white and that light blue that all the early pics show.
    Exhaust is the loudest standard setup this side of a GT3.

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    Hmm interesting!?! Hyundai guarantees i30 N for track use

    https://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/...ack-use-117663
    Hyundai won’t punish customers for taking its first Australian performance car to the track, promising to extend the i30 N’s five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty for non-competitive circuit use.
    The brand has enthusiasts in its sights with the i30 N, a manual-only hot hatch bringing 202kW and 354Nm of turbocharged performance that allows it to hit 100km/h in 6.1 seconds before reaching a top speed limited to 250km/h.
    While branded gear such as Brembo brakes and Recaro seats were left on the sidelines to save cost, the i30 N features competition-inspired features such as launch control and a lap timer for amateur circuit events.
    Hyundai is working on track-ready accessories for the car, including lightweight OZ wheels, sticky Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo R tyres and Pagid brake pads capable of soaking up extended punishment.
    Jonathan Lam, assistant manager of product planning, says Hyundai is confident the i30 N will stand up to track use.
    “The five-year warranty also covers track-use for non-competitive events and allows the fitment of track-oriented tyres, meaning that owners can enjoy what the car was designed for without having to worry about any potential warranty issues down the track,” he said.
    “We are confident that the i30 N nails the hot hatch brief of being fun to drive, racetrack-ready, all whilst being comfortable and practical enough for a daily drive, all backed by an impressive iCare ownership program.”
    The i30 N requires maintenance every 12 months or 10,000 kilometres – though track day warriors should consider giving it a little more attention than that.
    Hyundai representatives told journalists at the launch of the i30 N that informal club–type track days would be covered under the warranty, but that racing or competition was a step too far.
    Rather than scoping out circuits recording registration numbers to void potential warranty claims in the future – as rival brands may or may not have done – Hyundai hopes to offer a degree of customer support at events, particularly if owners group together to attend the same track day.
    Hyundai senior product planner Andrew Tuitahi said the brand takes a different approach to performance rivals.
    “We measure performance in BPM – heart rate – not RPM,” he said.
    “Our goal wasn’t to build the fastest, it was to build the most fun.
    “It might not break lap records, but it will lap all day long and then drive you home.”

    Non-competitive events means sprints & hill climbs I guess. Anything against the stopwatch, not wheel to wheel.
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    That's is pretty cool. Is Porsche the only company that covers track use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MZ21 View Post
    That's is pretty cool. Is Porsche the only company that covers track use?
    Would be interested to hear from someone who actually knows; I thought it was only for their GT line cars?

    Anyone see Monday's Top Gear? Harris is "yeah, OK, good try but" about the Stinger, because it's effectively a pale imitation of a 5-series or E-class (and closer to the price of those in the UK), but he was genuinely enthusiastic about the I30 N - saying it was a noticeably better car than a Golf GTI and the fact it was cheaper was just icing on the cake.
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    Hyundai to have own division of performance cars equivalent to HSV/FPV/AMG/M series

    I don’t see the on-track warranty lasting, especially with their enforceable undertaking with the ACCC with respect to warranty. It’s a great PR exercise, but at the end of the day this is a company that was found to be systemically refusing valid claims for warranty support on their run-of-the-mill cars. They’ll probably wind it back in a year or so in the fine print for the next model update.

    Still good on them for building what is to all accounts a great first attempt at a hot-hatch. Hopefully they keep at it - the industry needs some more brands building niche enthusiast cars because there’s so few things with character available to the “average” buyer.
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    Now they just need to rotate the engine 90deg, add a tailshaft and diff and I'm sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MZ21 View Post
    That's is pretty cool. Is Porsche the only company that covers track use?
    mitsi does with the evo iirc.
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    Looks like a bit of fun on the track.

    http://performancedrive.com.au/2018-...ch-video-2900/



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    I'd seriously consider buying one.

    They seem to tick a lot of boxes.
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    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    I think they look shit hot in red - seriously considering switching the XR5 for one.

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    I was talking to a guy today who said he was thinking of buying one but he reckons there's a 12 month waiting list already.

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    When there was a 12-18 month wait on 86s I had mine delivered within one or two weeks.

    You just have ring around dealers.

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    They’re a pretty cool car, especially for the money.
    There was talk of a 4wd version overseas but nothing was confirmed.

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    Jordan Cox appears to of been signed up by Hyundai in some capacity promoting / testing these things. Hopefully racing as well.

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