Hyundai introduced the drift version of the iMax N Drift Bus

Hyundai introduced the drift version of the iMax N Drift Bus

October 19, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

It is always a pleasure when car manufacturers go out of their comfort zone to build something similar to this eight-seater van with 402 hp.

We all know the sports division of Hyundai N for its hot hatch i30 N and Veloster N. However, their latest product, unfortunately, is one of a kind, has a completely different nature.

Hyundai decided to build a high-speed wagon that uses a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 instead of a standard 2.5-liter diesel engine, which transmits 402 horsepower and 555 Nm of torque via an 8-speed automatic transmission with a special differential to the rear wheels, while maintaining this is an eight-seat layout model named Grand Starex, i800 or H-1 depending on the market.

Among other things, the iMax N Drift Bus received an aerodynamic body kit made to order by the Australian tuner, electronically controlled shock absorbers and sports brakes, as well as a set of 19-inch alloys from the i30 N.

According to Hyundai, the iMax N Drift Bus boasts an ideal 50:50 weight distribution, provided that all eight seats are occupied. In the cabin appeared sports front seats and steering wheel, the rest of the seats are covered in suede and leather. The developers envisioned the fact that the “drift” van is distinguished by its indefatigable appetite for rubber, and increased the volume of the cargo compartment to 842 liters to easily fit tire sets there.

    Over the weekend, Hyundai will showcase the van in its signature N Performance Blue color at the Sydney fleet in Australia, where the iMax N Drift Bus will take part in the World Time Attack Challenge in three different disciplines.