2016 Paris auto show: Hyundai RN30 Concept

2016 Paris auto show Hyundai RN30 Concept

Hyundai presented the RN30 Concept, a prototype based on the new i30 and developed by Hyundai Motorsport, the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center and Hyundai Motor’s Performance Development & High Performance Vehicle Division.

2016 Paris auto show Hyundai RN30 Concept

The car features an extremely aggressive body kit, with its front part having a low and strongly sculpted bumper, wide fenders and a vented hood and at the rear an enormous diffuser, a huge spoiler and two centrally positioned exhausts. The RN30 is 30 mm wider than the i30 and it stands 84 mm closer to the ground.

It is driven by a turbocharged 2-liter engine that delivers 380 hp with 451 Nm of torque, combined with a double clutch box and a four-wheel drive system.

What is interesting, however, is that Hyundai did not use CFRP or carbon fiber to reduce the weight of the car, but has worked with BASF on “high-performance plastics.” The Korean company has not revealed the exact weight of the RN30, but they say that these innovative plastics are lightweight, durable and environmentally friendly.