Hyundai i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition: homage to the Nürburgring in black and white

Hyundai launches a limited edition of the i30 N. The Drive-N Limited Edition has a special design and is fully equipped.

Nikolaus-August-Otto-Strasse at 53520 Meuspath is something like the second home of Hyundai engineers. At least everyone involved in the driving dynamics of Korean products. And Hyundai is apparently quite proud of its test center located there, which is more than just a base camp from which developers and test drivers travel for tours on the Nürburgring or other Eifel roads. It is not for nothing that the GPS coordinates of the test center are immortalized on the new special models, which are called i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition.

The two bronze-colored license plates, which refer to the “house of N models”, are obviously not the only visual difference from the standard i30 N with hatchback or hatchback bodywork. Painted in Phantom Black Pearl or Serenity White Pearl, the cars also feature 19-inch alloy wheels with a matte bronze finish, black Hyundai license plates and decorative side, front and rear decals.

With standard performance package

Unsurprisingly, the performance package comes standard. This means: The Hyundai i30 N in the Drive-N Limited Edition always delivers 280 hp and drops a maximum of 392 Newton meters on the front wheels. The special model is available with a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox. But only the latter offers the possibility to activate ten extra HP for 20 seconds by pressing the corresponding button.

05/2022, Hyundai i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition Sondermodell

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The 19-inch wheels have a matte bronze finish.

Furthermore, full equipment is one of the features of the Hyundai i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition. The rear stiffening strut helps driving dynamics, the glass roof increases comfort. The same goes for the heated steering wheel, the 10.25-inch central touchscreen and the shell with which smartphones can be charged wirelessly. The Smart Sense security package is also fully equipped.

Alcantara instead of leather in the interior

Instead of leather, Hyundai mainly uses Alcantara for the interior, which is found on the steering wheel, gear lever, armrest and handbrake. The red accents can be seen not only here, but also on the seat belts, the N buttons on the steering wheel and the lightweight sports seats, which also have new patterns. The mats feature exclusive lettering.

05/2022, Hyundai i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition Sondermodell

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Inside, the Hyundai i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition has numerous red accents and lots of Alcantara.

There is also a plaque inside. It informs about the serial number of the respective car, which means: The limited edition Drive-N of the Hyundai i30 N is limited. Overall, the Koreans will build only 800 copies, of which 620 will arrive in Europe. The remaining 180 units are destined for the Australian market. Production started already at the end of April; However, Hyundai hasn’t announced pricing yet.


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With the i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition, Hyundai is launching a special model that impresses above all with its special look. Further selling points are the complete equipment and the limitation to only 800 copies.

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