Visitors at the ongoing 2016 Paris Motor Show are given the privilege to see Hyundai’s newly unveiled RN30 high-performance N racing concept. Inspired by motorsport and developed to deliver a high level of performance on the track, the RN30 was derived from the New Generation Hyundai i30.
Hyundai pursued the development of the RN30 racing machine along with its Performance Development & High Performance Vehicle Division, Hyundai Motorsport (HMSG) and Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center (HMETC).
This is a follow-up to the Hyundai N concept unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September last year. According to Albert Biermann, Head of Vehicle Test & High Performance Development for Hyundai Motor, the RN30 is an embodiment of a strong, high-performance concept car offering a sporty and dynamic driving experience.
Biermann remarked that as a forerunner of Hyundai’s first N model, the RN30 takes inspiration from the carmaker’s passion to deliver a high-performance car that its customers could effortlessly enjoy.
He quipped that Hyundai drew on technological expertise honed through motorsport to offer “emotional delight” by blending performance and control – one of the goals that the Hyundai N hopes to achieve in future performance models.
The RN30 is Hyundai’s latest high-performance sports concept, providing a preview of what future N production models would be like both in terms of looks and potential. This concept builds on the ‘N’ model attributes that made their debut in the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo, RM15 and RM16 concepts.
RN30 as well as the N performance models are egged on by the South Korean carmaker’s success in motorsport while demonstrating its desire to focus on exciting driver experiences at the heart of new vehicle developments. Hyundai will commence sales of the i30N model next year.