front view of i30 N is running on the track of 24-hour race

Nürburgring
24-Hour Race

Honing high-performance N at “The Green Hell”

The Nürburgring 24-Hour race punishes cars over a grueling 25 km circuit,
challenging them to go the distance and travel as far as mechanically possible
over the course of 24 hours. This unforgiving track set deep in the forests of
Germany is known as "The Green Hell."
overlook of the track of green hell
overlook of the track of green hell

i30 N TCR
2018 Nürburgring 24-Hour

Nürburgring 24-Hour Race 2017

Nürburgring 24-Hour Race 2017

Hyundai Motor takes
on the challenge

Since 2016, Hyundai Motor Company has participated in the Nürburgring
24-Hour race (officially known as the ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race) held in Germany. In this year, on May 12~13, the i30 N TCR took on the endurance race and finished for the third consecutive year.

right side view of the speeding i30 N on track
right side view of the speeding i30 N on track
a car on a race track
front view of pit crews are checking the racing car

The best of the two entries took second in class

The pair of Hyundai Motorsport-built cars finished an impressive second and fourth in class in treacherously wet conditions.
The strong performance showed both the pace and balance of the i30 N TCR.
As the i30N TCR is based on high-performance i30N, Hyundai improves and upgrades high-performance N vehicle
by using the data and know-how from the experience of the endurance race.
left side view of i30 N in the pit stop
front view of pit crews are checking the racing car
a car on a race track
front view of leading i30 N on track

Through the annual increasing ranking

Hyundai demonstrates high performance technology.
Hyundai ranked overall 90th when taking on the Nurburgring 24-hour race in 2016 with i30 body and i30N powertrain. With i30 N, Hyundai ranked 50th last year raising expectations for the future of the high-performance line.
This year, we finished 35th overall proving
the performance and reliability of the car.
rear view of some i30 N are running on track
front view of leading i30 N on track
the group photo of engineers from namyang take part as drivers

Engineer from Namyang R&D takes part as driver in the Nürburgring 24-hour race

Engineer from Hyundai's Namyang R&D Center participated in the race as driver for the second consecutive year, to gain real-world experience directly contributing to the technological development of N, resulting in cars made by engineers with real driving knowhow. Additionally, the race served as a test bed to verify the driving performance and durability before the start of mass production.

the group photo of engineers from namyang take part as drivers
Participation in the Nürburgring 24-Hour race of 2017
  1. left side front view of testing i30 N in the workshop
    1. Production of race car

    Used safety and racing equipment based on the i30 N
    mass-production vehicle

  2. left side front view of i30 N is front of other racing cars on track
    2. VLN 1st, 2nd Round

    Participated at the Nürburgring
    Result : 3rd in class

  3. left side front view of i30 N is running to the finish line
    3. Qualification

    Participated at the Nürburgring on 22~23th Apr. and final adjusted

  4. left side front view of i30 N is front of other racing cars on track
    4. Finals

    Date: 27th~28th May.
    No. 92 : 50th overall, 4th in class
    No. 95 : 95th overall, 9th in class

rear view of i30 N on track
Under the slogan ‘feel the feeling’,
Hyundai is developing high performance vehicles that customers can resonate with emotionally. Using the data and experience we’ve gathered in this race, we will develop fun-to-drive vehicles that will deliver racing track fun to customers during their everyday driving.
- Thomas Schemera -
Executive Vice President and Head of High Performance Vehicle & Motorsport Division
rear view of i30 N on track
The high-performance N model comes face-to-face with the “Green Hell”
  • In 2016, for the first time ever, Hyundai Motor participated in the Nürburgring 24-Hour race (officially known as the 44th ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race) held in Germany from May 26th to 29th, with all competing cars successfully reaching the finish line.

    The grueling race is known for pushing vehicles to the limit, and it spurred the development of our high-performance N models.
    The race was especially significant as the pervious generation i30 vehicles competing in the SP3T class were equipped with the same 2.0-liter turbo engine being developed for use in the high-performance N, and by completing the race we proved just how well the engine performs.

    Furthermore, a wealth of race data enabled us to take our high-performance engine technology to an even higher level. Albert Biermann, Head of Vehicle Testing & High Performance Development said, “This race was a meaningful event that gave us important, key insights into the development of our first model of high-performance N, and we will do our best to develop a car that not only offers excellent performance but also brings drivers the fun of driving.”

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