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Hyundai tests new turbo engine at the Nürburgring

Hyundai tests new turbo engine...
The race was the first motor-racing appearance for the i30 2.0 Turbo development vehicle
The race was the first motor-racing appearance for the i30 2.0 Turbo development vehicle
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The race was the first motor-racing appearance for the i30 2.0 Turbo development vehicle
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The race was the first motor-racing appearance for the i30 2.0 Turbo development vehicle
The race was an opportunity for Hyundai to test the new turbocharged two-liter engine with direct fuel injection "under extreme strain"
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The race was an opportunity for Hyundai to test the new turbocharged two-liter engine with direct fuel injection "under extreme strain"
In addition to testing the engine, a number of other components were changed in the car, including the suspension and shock absorbers, the wheels, steering, fender extensions and safety components
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In addition to testing the engine, a number of other components were changed in the car, including the suspension and shock absorbers, the wheels, steering, fender extensions and safety components
The i30 2.0 Turbo finished in 90th position out of 160 competitors in total
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The i30 2.0 Turbo finished in 90th position out of 160 competitors in total
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Hyundai has successfully tested a newly-designed turbocharged engine, which is to be installed in the first of its N performance models. The engine was installed in the Hyundai i30 2.0 Turbo development vehicle, which was running in the Nürburgring 24h Race.

"The endurance race at the Nürburgring is the toughest race in the world," explains Hyundai's head of vehicle test and high performance development Albert Biermann. "It's the perfect environment for testing the resilience of our new turbocharged two-liter engine with direct fuel injection under extreme strain."

Since the new engine is currently in the development stage, Hyundai is reluctant to share any performance details or specifications, saying only that it runs on "super petrol."

The race on the Nordschleife circuit was also the first motor-racing appearance for the i30 2.0 Turbo. In addition to testing the engine, a number of other components were changed especially, including the suspension and shock absorbers, the wheels, steering, fender extensions and safety components.

The i30 2.0 Turbo finished in 90th position out of 160 competitors in total
The i30 2.0 Turbo finished in 90th position out of 160 competitors in total

Biermann says that, even with engines designed for high performance, achieving the highest possible horsepower output is not necessarily Hyundai's top priority. "Instead, the engineers focus on maximum driving pleasure and driving fun without compromising the every-day-usability."

The i30 2.0 Turbo finished in 90th position out of 160 competitors in total. It completed 91 laps and a total distance of 2,309 km (1,435 mi). The findings from the test will inform the design of future Hyundai engines.

Source: Hyundai

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Future3000
Nice! But you forgot in this class (SP3T) Subaru STI 2.0 Turbo run up to 20th position over all and 1st in same class like Hyundai 2.0 turbo. Hyundai was 30 rounds (770 km) behind Subaru! The 24h Nürburgring 2016 was the hardest 24h race ever seen! Subaru STI overtook 45 racecars higher class (SP7 - SP9) which had 200-250 hp more than Subaru! Congratulations to all teams and drivers survived 24h Nürburgring 2016!