Video: 300kW Hyundai iMax N twin-turbo torturing tyres

In case you missed the initial reveal last week, here’s a video of the Hyundai iMax N, known as the ‘Drift Bus’, undergoing the delicate procedure of delaminating a set of tyres.

We should make one thing clear, this isn’t a production car that you can buy at your local Hyundai dealer. It’s a one-off creation designed and engineered right here in Australia. It was a top secret project put together by the company’s local engineers, designed to highlight the spirit of the N brand.

And spirit it has. The eight-seater people-mover features a custom 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 that churns out over 300kW and 555Nm. This is fed through an eight-speed automatic before being pushed relentlessly through a locked differential.

It is wicked, and perfect for drifting. How perfect? Check out the video below and you’ll see for yourself. What a machine. All we can say is, build more of these please Hyundai.

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Brett is the editor and founder of Performance Drive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.