Lovers of the fast lane don’t need to wait until 2017 or spend thousands of dollars to experience the thrill of the Hyundai N Division.
Heck, you don’t even need a driver’s license.
Hyundai gave us a preview of its new performance department in the video game Gran Turismo 6, available for the Playstation 3. Hyundai created a concept car for the popular racing game stamped with the N Division seal of approval. The concept car, called the N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo, boasts 871 horsepower distributed to four different engines.
While the concept car made its presence felt in the video game, Hyundai is hoping to do the same in the world of racing and high-performance cars when the N Division hits the street next year. The department’s first product is anticipated to be the i30N, which will be a cousin of the Hyundai Elantra.
While the N Division’s focus will be on designing high-performance cars fit for competition, Hyundai is hoping for the same trickle-down effect experienced by other manufacturers. Innovations that happen within Hyundai’s performance department will make their way into the company’s fleet of other cars.