Hyundai's i30N Performance Pack is packed with thrills

The Hyundai i30N Performance Pack is resistant to wheelspin even on aggressive take-offs, but there is still a trace of torque steer and just a hint of understeer.
The Hyundai i30N Performance Pack is resistant to wheelspin even on aggressive take-offs, but there is still a trace of torque steer and just a hint of understeer.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
The Hyundai i30N Performance Pack is resistant to wheelspin even on aggressive take-offs, but there is still a trace of torque steer and just a hint of understeer.
The Hyundai i30N Performance Pack is resistant to wheelspin even on aggressive take-offs, but there is still a trace of torque steer and just a hint of understeer.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Hyundai's i30N Performance Pack raises the mercury with more sound and fury

If imitation is the best form of flattery, then the Hyundai i30N is possibly the biggest tribute to the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Of course there have been many other GTI wannabes in the course of history, but the i30N comes closest to nailing it, especially in its latest iteration.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2019, with the headline 'Packed with thrills'. Print Edition | Subscribe