HYUNDAI TESTS NEW 2-LITRE

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

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.

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Test­ing at Nür­bur­gring.

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