The Hyundai i30 N Project C breaks cover

Hyundai Motor Czech posted the first video of the upcoming i30 N Project C which will make its debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show this September as a special edition of the i30 N with a limited production of 600 units exclusively for the European market. (soon after discovered, the video came down but we managed to keep some screenshots)

Project C is based on the Hyundai i30 N Performance but it comes with less weight and lowered suspension featuring a more aggressive setup. The model is equipped with a number of accessories inspired by the 2018 i30 N Option Concept. According to the information we have so far, it won’t feature any power upgrades over the i30 N Performance, with the turbocharged 2.0 liter Turbo-GDi engine producing 202 kW / 275 hp and 353 Nm of torque (up to 378 Nm in overboost). Likewise, power is transmitted to the front wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox with the help of a limited-slip differential.

Visually, the  i30 N Project C is distinguished by the new bonnet, the lighter multi-spoke 19″ alloy wheels and the slightly redesigned bodykit made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic. More specifically the lower part of the front bumper has a more pronounced splitter with red accents (like on the i30 N Option Concept), while the same treatment can be found on the side sills and the rear bumper extension.

Inside, we find red buttons on the steering wheel (instead of the light blue color used on the regular i30 N), a metal gearknob and brand new heavily bolstered sports seats with integrated headrests and Alcantara upholstery featuring red stripes and red stitching.

Stay tuned for more information, after the models’ official premiere at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA).

Click here to read our review of the Hyundai i30 N Performance