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amount of power similar torque figures and they weigh about the same as well so let’s see which is quickest over a couple of launch control runs street starts and then a roll race Applause so the i30n we have today is the recently facelifted model and quite a lot has changed with this car way more than i was expecting actually i thought all hyundai had done is add an eightspeed dual clutch automatic but if you want to know exactly what has changed and quite a lot has you can watch my detailed review on the wheels youtube of this car by clicking that pop out banner up there so today we’re going to do a couple of quick highlights so we’ll start with . The i30 so the engine two litre petrol with 206 kilowatts and 392 .

Newton metres that torque figure is actually up quite a lot 39 newton meters . More than what this car had before we do have the automatic car here today so it’s an eightspeed dual clutch and weight it’s just over 1500 . Kilograms which .

Is pretty similar to what we have over .

There that focus st is actually very similar to this car . On paper has a 2.3 liter fourcylinder engine so a bit more capacity but power is exactly the same at 206 kilowatts more torque over there though .

Newton meters . And the gearbox is a 7speed torque converter automatic so slightly . Different there weight about the . Same just over 1500 kilograms it also has my good friend scotty newman at the wheel scotty welcome my friend now both these cars actually sound pretty meaty so how can . We start with a sound off before we get to the launch control runs let’s do it well alex both these things sound pretty good .

For turbocharged four cylinders . But i . Reckon your i30s probably got the edge thanks to those cool pops and crackles. okay launch control little .

Performance screen performance options i can dial how many revs i want 3000 rpm i activate that turn traction control all the way off because that’s the fastest way don’t want electronics robbing us .

Of any forward momentum beat scotty in the . Focus go home a happy boy . All right because i’m in the focused st automatic i don’t have launch control the manual st has launch control the automatic . Does not so un alex who’s gonna let the computers do the work i’m gonna have to do this the oldfashioned way so i’ve got race track mode turn . The esp off wheel spin’s gonna be a problem it’s very short geared so to try and just walk it off . The line get as much traction as possible then get through the gears i don’t know if it’s going to be enough to beat that hyundai because it it’s pretty quick but we’ll see how we go maybe i’ll be able to run him down three two one man this is quick for a hot hatch oh i’ve got a decent launch but no not enough ah got him tailed up no problems at all it was okay to begin with then he just took off 5.2 seconds to 100k an hour so we’ve beaten the official claim man this i30 is quick yeah i reckon i just uh . We were pretty neck and neck just in that initial launch phase and i it gave me hope but then that second part of it i posted second . Gear the thing just disappeared i was . A little bit cautious so let’s have another run and i’ll see if i . Can get a bit closer yeah absolutely i was the opposite i was a bit hamfisted so i had a bit too much wheel spin so let’s have another go see if we can go quicker so initial part of the .

Launch . Was really good but then too hesitant .

In second i think i .

Was trying . Too hard not to uh get wheel spin trouble is he got too much wheel spin last time so he’s probably going to adjust as . Well so what are you going to try this time . Same thing traction control all the way off slightly fewer revs to get going so 2 900 rpm just 100 off bar again it’s all down to the . Person not the computer of course Laughter got him again i had a pretty good launch but he cheated he jumped the start 5.2 seconds to 100k an hour this . Thing is quick it’s not just me right he definitely jumped the start we’ll get a replay now Laughter i would have had you tailed up anyway that was a 5.2 seconds to 100ks an hour so two tenths quicker than the claim that’s pretty remarkable i’ve never gone under .

five . Six in any front driver and that’s not a tenth or two that’s massively massively quicker i don’t think this would beat that i . Mean that was probably about right then that was .

Probably pretty good launch from this thing because it’s .

5.7 so yeah . No chance. so so basically what . You’re saying he did fine i was slow as a wet weak fast hot hatch there you go i stuffed . Up but i 30 is clearly faster . Okay so the i30 has the edge clearly with .

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