Hyundai Motor is celebrating the world premiere of its ultimate performance machine: the i30 N ‘N Option’.

A vision of possible N accessories, the show car provides a first glimpse of how Hyundai’s high-performance offer could evolve.

With the new N Option to be launched in the near future, the company aims to provide a large number of customisation options for enthusiasts who want to personalise their cars.

“With our N portfolio we are shaking up the competition, and bringing new performance and emotions for our customers. The development of our N vehicles is grounded in Motorsport and our engagement there is the pinnacle of N,” says Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President High Performance Vehicles & Motorsport Division at Hyundai Motor Group.

“The new i30 N Line and our i30 N ‘N Option’ show car illustrate our dual approach to customisation, making N available to a wider audience.”

The i30 ‘N Option’ showcases 25 different high-quality exterior and interior individualisation options.

The exterior parts include a carbon rear wing carrying the N emblem, carbon hood with integrated air vents, thrilling quad mufflers and the N grille surrounded by a red character line.

Another highlight is the wheels with casted lightweight 20-inch rims fitted with high-performance semi-slick tyres.

The i30 N ‘N Option’ is finished in a unique matt paint, specially created for the show car.

Inside black carbon accents feature along the dashboard as well as around the air vents, door handles and on the bottom of the steering wheel which is covered with high-quality Alcantara.

In addition, the upper dashboard and the light weight sport bucket seats with a characteristic red longitudinal line are available in Alcantara.

The ultimate performance look is completed with sport pedals, dynamic-looking gear shift and several other interior customisation options.

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Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.