RaceChip develops neat tune for Hyundai i30 N

Since its release, the Hyundai i30 N has been billed as a Golf GTI killer. Now however, there’s no doubting the i30 N’s ability thanks to an aftermarket performance upgrade from the crew at RaceChip.

If you’re unaware of RaceChip, they’re a company based in Göppingen, Germany, that likes to extract every available morsel of power out of an engine through the wizardry of their magic chips.

In this case, with a stock Hyundai i30 N – check out our review here – the 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder’s engine is turned up from 202kW with 353Nm of torque, up to an impressive 238kW and 524Nm. That’s 36 extra kW and an extreme 145Nm increase in torque.

No word from RaceChip on exactly what this does to the 0-100km/h time and top speed, but expect a reduction from what we recorded; 6.43 seconds. Hyundai claims it can be done in 6.1 seconds. With that added power and torque, it seems like we’ll see a sub-five-second 0-100km/h run without the i30 N Performance breaking a sweat.

If you’re after some more performance-enhancing mods for your i30 N, RaceChip is also offering up OZ Leggera HLT rims wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber, performance springs that bring the centre of gravity down by 15mm, a roll-kit from Eibach, and a HJS exhaust system to make it scream louder than it already does.

You can check out exactly how that new exhaust sounds in the video belown from RaceChip, previewing their i30 N Performance package.

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.

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