Hyundai unveils N Brand Philosophy and Vision at Nürburgring

Hyundai unveiled more information about the N brand at Nürburgring with a specific press release last week.As stated by the Korean company, the newly established N Brand's goal is to deliver high performance vehicles that are fun to drive, with everyday usability and race track capable performance The N brand's product portfolio will extend to include road and race cars with initial sales going beyond expectations.Besides the i30 N and the Veloster N that are currently ...

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Review: Hyundai i30 N Performance

Introduction The i30 N is Hyundai’s first attempt to compete in the hot hatch market. With the newly established N Performance division (born in Namyang, honed Nürburgring), headed by Albert Biermann (ex BMW M boss), Hyundai is investing a lot of money, talent and effort in creating exciting high performance derivatives of its models.The C-Segment hot hatch from Korea is fitted with a 2.0 liter Turbo-GDi engine producing 202 kw / ...

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VW Up! GTI

VW Up! GTI tuned by B&B Automobiltechnik

German tuner B&B Automobiltechnik launched a tuning kit for the VW Up! GTI, offering a significant power upgrade and other mechanical modifications.In the stock VW Up! GTI, the tiny three cyliner 1.0 TSI engine produces 115 hp / 85 kw and 200 Nm of torque, combined with a 6 speed manual gearbox. Those numbers may not sound impressive but with a total weight of just 1070 kg, a sporty suspension setting and larger ...

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Ford Focus ST Diesel power upgrade kit by Mountune

British tuner Mountune that specializes on Ford Performance models, launched a new power upgrade kit for the Focus ST TDCi.The kit offers a power output increase of 20 hp / 15 kw (6,5% improvement) and an extra 50 Nm of torque. That means that the tuned 2.0 litre TDCi engine produces 195 hp / 145 kw and 450 Nm of torque.Thanks to those upgrades, the car accelerates from 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) in ...

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Honda Civic Type R sets new record at Hungaroring GP circuit

Honda Civic Type R (FK8) just completed the Type R Challenge 2018 by setting the fifth and final record for a FWD production car at the Hungaroring GP circuit in Hungary with a lap time of 2min 10.19sec.Formula One World Champion and current NSX Super GT driver, Jenson Button was behind the wheel of the Japanese hot hatch returning to the circuit where he won the first Grand Prix of his career with Honda in ...

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Seat Leon Cupra by ABT Sportsline

After the Audi RS3 Sportback by ABT Sportsline that was launched a couple of weeks ago, the German tuner strikes again, this time offering a tuning package for the Seat Leon MK3 Cupra 300.Under the bonnet, the turbocharged 2.0 liter TFSI engine produces 370 hp / 272 kw and 460 Nm of torque thanks to the ABT Engine Control (AEC) unit - in comparison, the stock car produced 300 hp / 221 kw and 380 ...

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VW Australia announces pricing for Golf GTI and Golf R MY19

The new model year brings a few updates on the standard equipment and the pricing of the Golf GTI and the Golf R models.The Golf GTI MY2019 will start from $45,490 (plus on-road costs) with deliveries starting from October 2018.As we previously mentioned, the Golf GTI Performance Edition replaced the standard GTI for the 2019 model year, benefiting from the more powerful 2.0 litre TSI engine with 180kw of power and 370Nm of torque (instead of ...

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Peugeot 208 GTi Édition Définitive

Peugeot 208 GTi Édition Définitive

Peugeot Australia launched the 208 GTi Édition Définitive to mark the end of production of the current generation of the 208 GTi which launched back in 2012, and received a facelift in 2015.The special edition will be limited to just 20 units with a $33,990 drive-away recommended retail price, featuring a number of mechanical and visual updates.Under the bonnet, there is the turbocharged 1.6 liter THP engine, producing 153 kw / 208 hp, connected to a ...

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Peugeot 308 GTi by Clemens Motorsport

Peugeot 308 GTi by Clemens Motorsport

German tuner Clemens Motorsport that specializes in Peugeot, Citroen and DS cars, is now offering tuning packages for the Peugeot 308 II GTi.The turbocharged 1.6 liter engine originally produced 270 hp / 200 kw and 330 Nm of torque, but Clemens Motorsport offers three levels of upgrades with higher power outputs for the front wheel drive hot hatchback:Level 1 (optimization of the ECU) - 290 hp / 213 kw and 360 Nm of torque ...

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Hyundai i30 N versus i30 SR on the track

Hyundai released a new video showing a track battle between the top of the range hot hatchback i30 N and the warm hatchback i30 SR, just to showcase how much quicker the i30 N can be thanks to the work of the N Performance team.Both of the cars were tested at the Wakefield Park race circuit with Jordan Cox, Professional Test Driver / Up & Coming Production Car Race Driver - Cox ...

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