Korean automaker, Hyundai has unveiled the i30 N Project C limited edition at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Project C is a lighter, lower and more extreme version of the critically acclaimed i30 N. It is 50 kgs lighter, sits 6mm closer to the road, and features revised exterior and interior design. Built on the i30 five-door, it is claimed to be developed from the ground up to deliver maximum fun-to-drive in everyday life on the road as well as on the track.
The Hyundai i30 N Project C’s specifications include carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) body parts. The front splitter, rear diffuser, bonnet and N-branded side sills are all made from CFRP. Despite featuring a larger frontal area and standing lower to the ground, the Project C drag coefficient of 0.32 remains the same as on the i30 N. Also See – Retro Looking Hyundai 45 Previews Company’s EV Future
The Hyundai i30 N Project C comes equipped with forged OZ racing wheels. The vehicle features 19-inch wheels, which helps the brand for 22kgs weight reduction. The performance-oriented model features lighter bonnet, side sills, front splitter, rear diffuser, etc. Power remains 275 PS and overboost-torque at 378Nm as with the i30 N with performance package, while the Hyundai i30 N Project C’s reduced weight and added responsiveness make for noticeably enhanced feedback to the driver.
The Hyundai i30 N Project C is 6mm closer to the road – with centre of gravity height effectively 8.8mm lower – thanks to new internal calibrations for the existing i30 N dampers and new shorter higher-stiffness suspension springs. Meanwhile, all driving modes have been specifically calibrated for Project C, and both the Sport and N drive modes give drivers greater direct feedback for an even stronger fun-to-drive effect.