Hyundai i30 Fastback N WorldSBK Safety Car unveiled

By CARSIFU | 31 January 2019

SEOUL (South Korea): Hyundai Motor Unveiled its specially customized i30 Fastback N WorldSBK Safety Car ahead of the the 32nd season of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK).

The safety car is the carmaker's new partnership with WorldSBK (announced in September last year) that will make its public debut in Australia during the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit from Feb 22 to 24.

The safety car bares the South Korean carmaker's high-performance N brand livery derived from its i20 World Rally Championship (WRC) car that includes Performance Blue, Active Red, darker Hyundai Blue and black and new for this season - black.

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For the WorldSBK, the Hyundai Blue has been replaced with white to clearly distinguish itself from other race cars.

Other modifications include the rear light bar which is now sleeker and has been positioned further back to help improve aerodynamics while providing better visibility to following riders.

Also fitted are Sabelt bucket seats, Active Red and Hyundai Blue coloured 19-inch forged Braid wheels with Pirelli P Zero tyres and Pagid brake pads while the A-pillar shows the independent URL website address - a usual for Hyundai Motorsport vehicles.

Since the announcement of N brand at the Frankfurt Motorshow in 2015, Hyundai has taken part in numerous motorsport events, including the World Rally Championships, Nürburgring 24 Hours and WTCR.

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The Hyundai N brand promises to deliver high-performance vehicles that are fun to drive, with everyday usability and track capability.

The i30 Fastback N was the company's third high-performance N vehicle and made its debut at the Paris Motor Show in October 2018 - making it the first five-door coupe in the C segment and unique in its class.

“The i30 Fastback N Safety Car is the most elegant safety car yet it will safeguard the world's fastest production-based motorbikes,” said Hyundai Motor executive vice president and head of product planning and strategy division Thomas Schemera.