The prototype of the powerful Hyundai i20 N seen on the NurburgringMay 5, 2020
On the Nurburgring racetrack, a high-performance Hyundai i20 N hatchback was noticed. Under the hood of the novelty is a four-cylinder turbo engine.
For the first time, we saw a prototype of a “charged” Hyundai i20 N 2021 model year less than two months ago. The car was covered with both standard camouflage film and special false panels – thus, the company’s engineers hid the real appearance of a more powerful version of the i20 model. Now, on the prototype of the South Korean car, there is still a disguise that hides most of the car, and there are still some panels in the front. A new video shows that the i20 N returned to the Nurburgring to undergo high-speed tests before its likely debut later this year.
We expect Hyundai to equip the car with a 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with 201 horsepower (265 Nm).
This is a big leap in performance compared to the standard i20 hatchback, which can boast 118 hp that its 1.0-liter three-liter engine can produce. The high-performance Hyundai i20 N can be offered with a six-speed manual gearbox or an automatic dual-clutch equivalent. Most likely, the novelty will only receive front-wheel drive.
The video also allows us to listen to the exhaust sound of the “charged” i20 N, although it is still sometimes difficult to hear due to tire screeching. Larger wheels, more powerful brakes and a roof spoiler make it clear that this is not an ordinary version of the i20.
Not so long ago, we wrote that Hyundai Tucson lost wheel nuts during tests at the Nurburgring. Tests of the updated Hyundai Tucson at the Nurburgring almost ended in an accident. At one of the turns of the conceptual model, 3 out of 5 wheel nuts from the front left wheel flew off.
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