Hyundai has unveiled all-new i30 N Project C in full at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show. Hyundai promises the hatch will be “lighter, lower and more aggressive version” of the stock i30 N Performance. The “C” is the named signifies ‘Area C’ at Hyundai’s Namyang R&D high-performance test circuit, carbon fiber and center of gravity. 2019 Hyundai i30 N Project C will be sold exclusively in Europe and with limited production of 600 units. 2019 i30 N Project C features 2.0-liter T-GDI turbo four that generates 271hp and 353 Nm of torque and it increases to 378 Nm when Overboost function is activated between 1750 rpm and 4200 rpm.
In essence, it is the same output found in regular i30 N with Performance Package. However, the main difference between 2019 Hyundai i30 N Project C and the standard model is the weight. To achieve that Hyundai started to develop a new front splitter, rear diffuser, bonnet and N-branded side skirts with carbon fiber reinforced plastic. Additionally, i30 N Project C comes with forged OZ Racing 19-inch wheels as standard which saves 22kg. To save more weight, Hyundai incorporated front bucket seats with carbon fiber reinforced plastic backings. All these changes make it 50kg lighter than the i30 N hatchback.
Ride height has been lowered by 6mm and center of gravity is efficiently lowered by 8.8mm with the help of new internal calibrations for i30 N dampers and shorter higher-stiffness springs. Tuning has been performed to various driving modes as Sport and N providing greater feedback through the wheel. Small details distinguish i30 N Project C from lesser models such as light blue accents are replaced with Deep Orange parts including Drive Mode and N-mode thumb paddles on the steering wheel. On the passenger side, there is a limited-edition badge that signifies the number of each of 600 units. Pricing details is yet to be revealed but deliveries will begin from later this year at selected European markets.