The Hyundai i30 N is a high-performance variant of the PD generation of the Hyundai i30 four-door hatchback.
Hyundai unveiled the third generation i30 at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The car was designed by Peter Schreyer, and introduced a new design language for the brand called "Cascading grille". For the 2019 model year, Hyundai standardized the i30 Fastback front design, for all i30 versions. (Excluding the i30 N-line and i30N models)
The Hyundai i30 Fastback replaced Elantra in EU markets where it was being sold until Autumn 2017, where it was being presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Although its data was added into the game in the Fifth Anniversary Update, the Hyundai i30 N was only released during the Halloween Update as a high-end Class D Elite Car with the following rank statistics:
- Starting rank: 890
- This was changed to 1020 in the Showdown Update.
- MAX rank: 1194 (+304)
- This was changed to 1212 (+192) in the Showdown Update.
- This was changed to 1186 (+?) in the ? Update.
- MAX+PRO rank: 1370 (+176)
- This was changed to 1343 (+131) in the Showdown Update.
- This was changed to 1343 (+157) in the ? Update.
- 0808 Elite Tuning rank: 1378 (+8)
- This was changed to 1386 (+43) in the Showdown Update.
- Tuning Kit bonus: +60
- This was changed to +50 in the Showdown Update.
- This was changed to +40 in the ? Update.
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 480
- This was changed to 322 in the Showdown Update.
- Upgrade rank percentages: 15/25/15/45
- Nitro Efficiency: 7/11/14
Prior to the Sixth Anniversary Update, the Hyundai i30 N has a maximum total speed of 236.3 mph / 380.5 km/h at MAX+PRO with Tuning Kit and 0808 Elite Tuning, making it the fastest Class D car in terms of total speed, beating long-time record holder Mazda RX-8 (with 234.9 mph / 378.2 km/h) and excluding the deleted Despicable Me "Villain Wheels". As of the 2019 Halloween Update, the i30 N only reaches 227.2 mph / 365.8 km/h due to the removal of Elite status and rebalanced Tuning Kit bonus.
Compared to the Mazda RX-8, the Hyundai i30 N has a higher top speed and longer nitro duration but has slower acceleration and wider drift radius.
The Hyundai i30 N is a questionable choice for multiplayer as it will be put in races with the Donkervoort D8 GTO and Ariel Atom V8, both of which have faster acceleration, higher top speed, tighter drift radius and longer nitro duration. Due to performance balancing and the reomval of ELITE status, the i30 N cannot even compete with a MAX+PRO DS Survolt unless the latter is not using boosters. However, if the driver is extremely skilled the Hyundai can give all these cars a run for their money using its drift radius (counters Survolt) and its high kerbweight (compared to the D8 and Atom) so it will not wreck easily.
Price and Availability
As of the 2020 Halloween Update, the i30 N can be purchased for 370,000.
The car was on sale for a limited-time during the following periods:
- March 20 - 30, 2020: 2,500
- April 22 - 26, 2020: 2,500
- June 5 - 8, 2020: 1,850 (VIP only)
- January 30 - 31, 2021: 350,000 (5% off)
The i30 N was also part of the 33rd and 34th Multiplayer Seasons, Spring Fling 3 and Joyride respectively, as a Champion League reward. Players who already had the i30 N would win a Class A Free Upgrade instead. Some players however got both the i30 N and the free Class A upgrade.
Tune-ups cost 1,500 and take 1h 20 min to finish. The Sixth Anniversary Update removed the car's Elite status.
As of the 2019 Spring Update, upgrades cost 736,000 while Pro Kits require 245,600, 40 of each Class D Part, 50 Early & Initial Techs each, and 40 i4 Engines.
Research & Development
- Main article: Research & Development/Hyundai i30 N
The Hyundai i30 N's R&D event was launched on October 25, 2018 after the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series's R&D. Players are given 4 days to participate and 7 days to complete the event with 50 Tests spanning 4 Labs. The event was revived on November 9, 2019, after the Ferrari FXX K's 2019 Halloween Festival Event.
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