Origin

Born in N amyang,
Honed at N ürburgring

From exhaustive
R&D
in Namyang,
to extensive
track
testing at the Nürburgring

the whole view of namyang Nurburgring
front view of two blue racing car on the track test driving

Every high-performance N is designed by passionate experts and born here at the Hyundai Motor Namyang R&D Center. Then they go off to the Nürburgring in Germany, one of the world’s most grueling race tracks, to undergo rigorous testing and inspection. Through this painstaking process N technology has been refined and reborn. The N of today isn’t just fun on the race track, but is also a vehicle for delivering the pleasure of dynamic driving to people everywhere, every day.

overlook of Nurburgring race track

N takes its name
from
Namyang
and Nürburgring,
with the N logo inspired
by
the curves of a racetrack

Namyang R&D Center

Namyang, Korea / The birthplace of N

left front overlook of Nurburgring race track blue tone
front view of i30n test driver on the road

The Namyang R&D Center in South Korea is the heart of Hyundai Motor's global R&D network, and the birthplace of the new i30 N. It consists of a multitude of facilities and test roads that cover over 3.3 million square meters of land.

With world-class researchers and facilities, Namyang serves as the ultimate think tank for the development of high-performance N.

High-speed Handling Track

At Namyang R&D Center

right side front view of test diver on the road

In addition to existing test facilities at Namyang R&D, there is a high-speed handling track specialized for high-performance vehicles. The track was constructed over three years and completed in 2015, with the project being carried out entirely by car-loving N-gineers.

background image of race track

A full-on
playground for N

right side rear view of test diver on the road

The track pays homage to the Nürburgring, with sections to test extreme cornering during acceleration or braking, along with a variety of other challenging features inspired by the unforgiving original. The track’s high-speed corners and varied elevations served as an excellent foundation for testing and developing N into the corner rascal it is today.

Nürburgring

Nürburg, Germany / The proving grounds of N

overlook of Nurburgring race track blue tone
front view of blue racing car on the road with slogan

The Nürburgring Nordschleife is the home for honing high-performance N technologies. It is one of the world’s most challenging race tracks, with 73 corners covering 20.8 km of tarmac and repeated stretches of steep, sudden, uphill and downhill roads. The elevation varies between 320 and 617 meters, with a maximum difference of 300 meters, making it quite possibly the harshest on-road environment on Earth.

front view of two racing cars on the racing track
left front view of speeding racing car on racing
left side front view of some cars on the road

European Technical Center
At Nürburgring

Hyundai technical center in Nurburging
Hyundai technical center in Nurburging

The Nürburgring Nordschleife is also home to the Hyundai Motor European Technical Center where accelerated durability tests are conducted. The creation of this test center in the middle of a battlefield that pits the world’s most advanced automotive technologies against the harshest road conditions, serves as a sign of Hyundai’s aggressive dedication towards the development of high-performance vehicle technology.

developer tests the vehicle in workshop
vehicle high performance production
complete view of the testing car in test center workshop
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