Hyundai announce "N" performance division, nabs EX Head BMW M division engineer in the process.

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  1. Niku Driver HC

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    Hyundai and Kia prove the $ works in car development when you use it wisely. No one would think that the Kia that once built Rios that you could buy for a $1,99 (exaggerating here for comedy purposes, but it was a cheap car, and it felt like one) is now the Kia who builds a fair opponent to Golfs in form of the Cee'd. Times do change...
     
  2. JMoney

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    Why do performance divisions have to have letters or acronyms as names? N, M, F, AMG and SRT are boring names. I like the name of Volvo's performance division, Polestar, because it's a cool-sounding name and not just an acronym.
     
  3. Niku Driver HC

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    Guess most car brands don't want to spend time thinking up a complex name and just go for a random letter from the alphabet. A car company thing, probably.
     
  4. Legro

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    I don't know, but all of the letters listed do have a meaning. And those meanings aren't always very good names for performance cars. Yes, BMW Motorsports3 would actually work, but that's about it. Or does Mercedes Benz C63 Aufrecht Melcher Großaspach sound very cool?
     
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    They could call it something else entirely- the name of a car doesn't have to mean anything; it's just a name. But it should sound good.
     
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  6. R5

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    You do have to remember that Amg is a separate company (whole-owned subsidiary now) with a history separate to Mercedes, so Merc preserve this history, for a separate company.
     
  7. Korza

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    BMW 3 series Tuned by Jeff doesn't have the same ring to it.
     
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  8. Prenny

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    So it will be N vs Nismo, M and AMG?
     
  9. YSSMAN

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    • Audi - Quattro Gmbh, RS models
    • BMW - M Performance
    • Cadillac - V-Series
    • Chevrolet - Formerly "SS" branding, no new title yet
    • Ford - Formerly SVT, now Ford Performance
    • Fiat-Chrysler - Abarth, SRT
    • Hyundai - N blah blah blah
    • Infiniti - Former project lead by Sebastian Vettel, no idea what's come of it
    • Jaguar/Land Rover - Special Vehicle Operations and "SVR"
    • Mercedes-Benz - AMG
    • Mazda - Mazdaspeed
    • Nissan - NISMO
    • Opel/Vauxhall - OPC/VXR
    • Toyota/Lexus - TRD and F models
    • Volkswagen - R models
    • Volvo - Polestar
    I'm sure I've missed a few in there somewhere. Not sure what the French brands are up to these days, in addition to what the skunkworks models at Ferrari and so on go by. A lot of brands raced to have special model identities and then suddenly walked away from them (Chevrolet), while others are building up to it or have it, but don't have a special name for those high-performance models (Jaguar/Land Rover).
     
  10. Grandea GTR

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    Renault Sport can count as one (?)

    And I felt that Jaguar's line of high performance models is the "R" designation.
     
  11. Legro

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    Alfa Romeo - Quadrifoglio Verde
    MINI - John Cooper Works
     
  12. Leonidae@MFT

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    Toyota - TRD
     
  13. MatskiMonk

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    BMW would just be M GmbH. "M performance" is a range of accessories for a variety of BMW's. Cars like the M135i, M235i, M550d etc. sit in between standard BMW's and fully fledged M models - more of a trim level reserved for the highest model in each standard model line-up.

    Mercedes have announced the "AMG-Sport" models for their models which are the same kind of thing as "M Performance" (i.e. Not quite a proper AMG).

    You could argue that Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH (a.k.a. Alpina) would go on that list for BMW, since many of the Alpina models are now built by BMW on their production lines.
     
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    It's Eau Rouge, has been since their GTR engined saloon concept.

    Their marketing spiel will now focus on Danny Ric, as he's RBR's new no. 1
     
  15. 05XR8

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    [​IMG]

    I've seen more V8s on the road. A young lady driving one today. By herself, all windows down and sunroof open. I swear this would make a good in-game GTA V car.
     
  16. CSMDuty11

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    You know, it would! But it already exists IRL and GTA V doesn't feel like having IRL cars so it can only be incorporated as an influence on the sides.
     
  17. 05XR8

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    I'll admit, this V8 silhouette looks good. High class in execution by copying the 5-series. :tup: If Hyundai fit a V6TT in the near future, look out!
     
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    Soooo smart Hyundai are.
     
  20. mustafur

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    Better have more then the meh 140kw Veloster turbo engine.
     
  21. Bo

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    The Kia Pro_Cee'd GT wheels suit it well.
     
  22. AudiMan2011

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    The standard i30 Turbo already has that engine, so the N will almost certainly have more.
    [​IMG]
     
  23. catamount39

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    Hyundai showing some teeth! I like that i30N! :D
     
  24. R1600Turbo

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    Too bad we'll never get it.
     
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  25. catamount39

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    Ahhhhhh ****.... :banghead:
     
  26. 20832

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    It's not a bad engine though. But I do expect a little more grunt out of this engine!
     
  27. 05XR8

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    Speculation:

    http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mellor.nsf/story2/D5576681BA49ACB5CA257E7C00014AAB
     
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  28. gt3_racer05

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    They should make the performance version of this car to compete with Civic Type R, and Focus performance version
     
  29. Grandea GTR

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    I think the Veloster would fit in more for that role.
     
  30. 05XR8

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    The Veloster only has 4 doors. The i30 has 5. :p