The high-performance N is being developed through the combined efforts of numerous developers, from the Namyang R&D Center in Korea to the test center in Germany. After first completing the basic groundwork for N with the development know-how of those at Namyang R&D Center, European developers then take the reigns to examine vehicle performance under harsh driving conditions,
and implement high-performance technologies after thoroughly checking their viability.
Then these various technologies are tested and further developed through participation in the WRC, and are once again handed off to the developers at Namyang R&D and in Europe, thus laying the foundation for improving the base level of technology for all production cars at Hyundai Motor.
Our new goal is to develop high performance cars with driving performance that can withstand being pushed to the limit. We will develop technology to create fun, pleasant cars that are not just for a specific subset of people, but appeal to much wider audience. We will disrupt the market with a high-performance vehicle that embodies the fun and enjoyment of driving.
Executive vice president
Head of vehicle test and high performance development
We pay close attention to our engineers' development philosophy. It’s important to work with a clear development philosophy, with the belief that technology born from high-performance N can lead to changes in overall technology at Hyundai Motor. Researchers are not merely working to realize their engineering-related dreams, but they are also creating high-performance vehicles that embody the Modern Premium philosophy that customers value.
Head of high performance vehicle development center
Hyundai Motor Namyang R&D Center
For enthusiasts who love and value high-performance cars, what they want the most is satisfying 'driving dynamics'. If we focus our efforts on driving dynamics and formulate a design DNA that caters to high-performance cars, dynamic driving, and powerful performance, I think we can lead the pack in the global high-performance car market. We need to take high-performance car technology one-step further with driving dynamics.
Director of high performance vehicle development
Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center
many more others
“It's not about making a limited run of engines that cost a fortune and only a few can experience, but instead we're working hard to develop high-performance engines you'll be able to see everywhere.”
Powertrain Eunho Lee, N-gineer
“With our experience developing the WRC Rally car, we jumped into full-scale development of high-performance mass-produced vehicles, bringing our view of cars to another level.”
Chassis Engineering Design Jaekil Lee, N-gineer
“We're designing a lighter, stronger, and safer frame.”
Body Engineering Design Daeseung Kim, N-gineer
“In the car we’re making now, the developers of high-performance R&H are working hard to create a vehicle that doesn't just do the basics, but also makes driving more fun. It demands the abilities of real conductors.”
Ride & Handling Injin Hwang, N-gineer
“The performance development division is made up of departments ranging from NVH, to drive, braking, cooling, and aerodynamics, all under one roof. In the high- performance sector, we bring together all kinds of ideas as much as needed. This structure makes communication between different departments easy and helped a lot in the development process.”
Cooling & Aerodynamics Seungryeol Lee, N-gineer
Young n-gineers from Hyundai Motor participated as drivers on the "Green Hell" known as the Nürburgring without rest in a 24 hour endurance race, to test and verify key elements of Hyundai's high-performance N vehicles. By giving these n-gineers first hand experience in racing, it raised their standards and gave them essential know-how for high-performance N development. Ultimately it serves as a big help towards making a car that is built by real drivers.
Giving aspiration and motivation to all the young engineers out there who dream of being N-gineers.