In a world where automakers are continually chasing higher and higher horsepower numbers for their hot hatches, the Hyundai i30 N comes as a welcome relief.
In range-topping Performance Package specification, the hatch delivers 271 hp. Compared to more expensive rivals like the Honda Civic Type R, VW Golf R, and Ford Focus RS, that’s not much. However, we’ve come to learn that the i30 N is about much more than numbers on a spec sheet, as any good hot hatch should be.
According to the South Korean automaker, the i30 N Performance reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) in a brisk 6.1 seconds. However, how fast will the car go on a stretch of Germany’s Autobahn?
Auto Test set about finding this out, taking an i30 N from a rolling start of 90 km/h, pinning the throttle, and seeing how high the speedometer would climb.
The top speed reached was 251 km/h (155 mph) but the video fails to provide any look at the road or weather conditions at the time of test. Either way, a top speed of 250 km/h is more than adequate for the vast majority of car owners and more than respectable for a car like this.