Since 2016, Hyundai Motor Company has participated in the Nürburgring
24-Hour race (officially known as the ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race) held in Germany. In the last race, on May 27-28, the i30 N competed to finish the race for the second consecutive year.
Engineers from Hyundai's Namyang R&D Center participated in the race as drivers, to gain real-world experience directly contributing to the technological development of N, resulting in cars made by engineers with real driving knowhow. Additionally, the race served as a final test bed to verify the i30 N's driving performance and durability before the start of mass production.
Used safety and racing equipment based on the i30 N
Participated at the Nürburgring
Result : 3rd in class
Participated at the Nürburgring on 22~23th Apr. and final adjusted
Date: 27th~28th May.
No. 92 : 50th overall, 4th in class
No. 95 : 95th overall, 9th in class
In 2016, for the first time ever, Hyundai Motor participated in the Nürburgring 24-Hour race (officially known as the 44th ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race) held in Germany from May 26th to 29th, with all competing cars successfully reaching the finish line.
The grueling race is known for pushing vehicles to the limit, and it spurred the development of our high-performance N models.
The race was especially significant as the pervious generation i30 vehicles competing in the SP3T class were equipped with the same 2.0-liter turbo engine being developed for use in the high-performance N, and by completing the race we proved just how well the engine performs.
Furthermore, a wealth of race data enabled us to take our high-performance engine technology to an even higher level. Albert Biermann, Head of Vehicle Testing & High Performance Development said, “This race was a meaningful event that gave us important, key insights into the development of our first model of high-performance N, and we will do our best to develop a car that not only offers excellent performance but also brings drivers the fun of driving.”