The i30 N Project C will be limited to a production run of 600 units, but none of those are currently expected to be offered in right-hand drive for UK customers.
It gets a number of revisions - apparently inspired by Hyundai’s high-performance testing facility at its base in Namyang, Korea - aimed at “further enhancing the driving thrills” of the standard hot hatch.
The manufacturer makes use of carbonfibre-reinforced plastic materials for the first time on one of its production models, although it’s not made clear on which parts of the car. Alongside this, race-spec alloy wheels aim to make the car “notably lighter” than standard (no weight figure is quoted) and “more responsive than ever”.
The suspension has also been lowered, again by an unspecified amount. “Dedicated aerodynamic touches" are described without any detail, too.
The i30 N Project C will be on display at the Frankfurt show alongside a new generation of Hyundai's i10 city car and a yet-to-be-revealed electric concept.