RN30 Exceptional Racing Machine Concept From N
Hyundai N aims to make high-performance cars which allow customers to experience the pleasure of sport driving. The racing concept model RN30 debuted at the 2016 Paris Motor Show as the embodiment of these values. The RN30, with its design based on the
new i30, was created for pure driving pleasure on the track. 2.0-liter turbo engine boasting 380PS and a motorsport-inspired aerodynamic design, the RN30 features progressive technologies which enable the driver to control the car with accuracy and ease.
High-Performance Powertrain to Feel the feeling
Designed for the toughest racing tracks, the RN30 is equipped with the 2.0-liter turbo engine that Hyundai is developing for the N production models, with extra modifications for upgraded performance. The size of the turbo has been enlarged to increase engine power output and the engine block parts have been forged together to increase durability and resistance to the powerful explosions inside the engine. As a result, the potent RN30 is packed with a maximum output of 380PS and a maximum torque of 46 kgfm.
With a high maximum permissible torque range, the RN30 is equipped with a wet-type DCT. This works well with a high-output engine, resulting in quicker response when shifting, along with direct coupling and dynamic acceleration capabilities befitting of a powerful race car. Not only that, the RN30 comes with AWD for enhanced stability when driving at high speeds with frequent turns.
Specialized Technology to Maximize Performance
The RN30 features specialized high-performance technologies designed for excitement, allowing drivers to tame the most challenging of race tracks. Rev-matching encourages spirited driving by rapidly adjusting engine speed with precision when shifting gears during sport mode. An Electronic Variable Exhaust system injects a surge of aural pleasure with a strong exhaust sound consistent with the visceral sensation one feels when accelerating.
The N Corner Carving Differential ensures that each wheel receives sufficient torque by constantly regulating the force applied to the tyres. This helps prevent skidding and ensures fast, precise cornering when navigating high-speed curves, allowing drivers to control the powerful RN30 with confidence, ease and precision.
Design Formed with a High-Performance DNA
The silhouette of the RN30 is unmistakably reminiscent of the new i30 N. However, the width of the RN30 has increased by 30mm to 1950mm, while the height has been significantly lowered by 84mm to 1355mm compared to the i30, allowing greater stability during high speed driving and cornering. Exterior design features, such as the ‘floating’ fenders display high-performance technologies and aerodynamic enhancements of the RN30, keeping the vehicle glued to the track. The aggressive front design of the RN30 features Hyundai’s new signature cascading grill and high-tech headlamps. The airflow passes through the mesh cascading radiator grille
and air intake, which improves downforce and provides optimum cooling for high-performance driving, while a large air outlet on the engine hood suggests the dramatic engine power within. The robust rear spoiler helps to distinguish the RN30 while aesthetically balancing its proportions. A fin that runs along the central line of the roof creates a unique look as it penetrates the spoiler. The car features a large rear diffuser set above centrally-mounted white ceramic twin exhaust pipes for optimal balanced downforce, where the 19-inch light-weight alloy wheels complete the car's dynamic appearance.
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A Maximum Output380 ps
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Interior Design Optimized for Racing
During the interior design process, RN30 designers and racing experts from Hyundai Motorsport (HMSG) worked together closely to ensure drivers focus their attention exclusively on the car and the road. A bucket seat, which perfectly fits the driver’s body, and an integrated roll cage, which increases the vehicle's body strength, support and protect the driver in all situations. To capture driver reactions and dynamic
moments while on the road or track, gimbal-mounted image-stabilized cameras are attached inside each A pillar, with an outside camera attached to the center fin on the roof. With this camera system, drivers can easily capture professional-looking racing footage, and create videos of their exciting experiences on par with a TV broadcast to share with friends.