Hyundai introduced the 402-strong version of the iMax / H-1 van for driftOctober 18, 2019
The new version of the South Korean van was designated N Drift Bus. The eight-seater van boasts a 402-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine, which in addition to everything is equipped with twin turbocharging.
The Hyundai N sports unit, which usually works on such high-performance hatchbacks as the i30 N and Veloster N, decided to “recharge” the 8-seater iMax van (which we know by the name H-1) – they called their project N Drift Bus. It is worth noting that this is a one of a kind car.
In order to build a powerful van, the guys from the South Korean company equipped the iMax / H-1 with a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6, which replaced the standard 2.5-liter diesel engine.
The new mechanical heart can develop up to 402 horsepower and 555 Nm of torque, which will be transmitted to the rear wheels. An unusual novelty is based on the 8-seater version of the minivan / van, which is known as the Grand Starex.
An eight-speed automatic transmission that is connected to the differential is installed as a transmission. The car also received another exhaust system, thanks to which the exhaust sound of a powerful V6 is amplified. It is also worth noting a specially designed aerodynamic body kit, electronically controlled shock absorbers and a high-performance brake system, which is hidden behind 19-inch alloy wheels.
According to representatives of Hyundai N, the modernized iMax N Drift Bus has an ideal 50:50 weight distribution, which is achieved provided that all eight seats in the cabin are occupied. There are also changes in the interior – Hyundai N logos are on the front seats and the steering wheel, and the second and third rows of seats were covered in suede and leather.
The official presentation of the Hyundai iMax N Drift Bus will take place this weekend at the Sydney Motorsport Park in Australia.
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