There’s just one thing better than the Hyundai i30 N and that’s an i30 N Drive-N Limited

Revealed earlier this year, the numbered limited edition hot shot has just gone on sale
priced from $53,200. Just 180 of the cars will be offered in Australia, numbers 620 through
to 799 — of only 800 worldwide.

Drive-N builds on the i30 N Premium with Sunroof variant with special styling updates that
include a red-accented interior, Alcantara finishes, 19-inch bronze forged alloy wheels,
exclusive decals and blacked out Hyundai badging.

Inside, vehicles are fitted with an exclusive centre mounted plaque featuring individualised
global numbering out of 800 and geographic coordinates to the Hyundai Motor Company
Europe Test Centre at the legendary Nürburgring.

i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition features the 206kW ‘flat power’ tuned engine, which ensures
high responsiveness and improved acceleration for even more fun on the road or on the

Flat power provides more torque and power at lower RPM, thus utilising more of the
engine’s potential in everyday driving situations.

The engine maintains maximum torque of 392Nm between 2100 and 4700 rpm, and
achieves maximum power at 6000 rpm. This improves acceleration in the mid- and high-
speed range and delivers a consistently high performance.

As with enhanced 2021 i30 N, the N DCT version of i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition features
three N performance functions for an even sportier experience: N Power Shift, N Grin
Shift, and N Track Sense Shift.

N Grin Shift (NGS) releases maximum power of the engine and transmission for 20
seconds – performance that is sure to bring a grin to the driver’s face.

Of the 180 cars headed our way, 30 per cent are expected to come with 8-speed DCT and
30 per cent with a 6-speed manual. And approximately 70 per cent will come in new
Serenity White Pearl, while 30 per cent will be Phantom Black Pearl.

i30 N Drive-N is fitted with a Manual Speed Limit Assist (MSLA) system. Drivers can
activate MSLA by long holding the cruise control button on the steering wheel and set a
speed using the speed toggle.

When the set speed is reached, i30 N will limit engine power to prevent the driver from
exceeding their set limit. If the speed is exceeded, a warning chime will play to prompt the
driver to slow down.
Exclusive to Drive-N, Alcantara replaces leather and covers the steering wheel, gear lever,
armrest, and handbrake.

Performance blue accents decorating the interior are replaced with red accents. This
applies to the seat belts in the front and rear, the steering wheel N buttons, the inserts and
stitching of the N Light Seats with its new pattern.

The i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition also has exclusive floor mats with distinct design details.
Each Drive-N comes standard with a welcome box and showcases the set of keys and a
special Drive-N keyring.

i30 N Drive-N Limited Edition manual is priced from $53,200 while the DCT auto is priced
from $56,200.

About Chris Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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