HYUNDAI TESTS NEW 2-LITRE
HYUNDAI Motors said it has successfully tested its new 2.0 Turbo engine during it first outing in the Nürburgring 24h Race.
Head of vehicle test and high performance development Albert Biermann said the endurance race at the Nürburgring is the toughest race in the world. “It’s the perfect environment for testing the resilience of our new turbocharged two-litre engine with direct fuel injection under extreme strain.”
Hyundai plans to use the new engine in the first N model and then in future Hyundai cars. Hyundai’s factory racing team and pit crew also installed different suspension and shock absorbers, wheels, steering geometry for testing. The Hyundai i30 2.0 Turbo finished in 90th position out of 160 competitors in total, impressive, given Hyundai’s focus was to test a comfortable drive rather than create a hard-cornering vehicle. — WR.
Testing at Nürburgring.