AUTO NEWS – Hyundai’s iMax N Drift Bus is an eight-seat i800 MPV with 400bhp


Hyundai’s iMax N Drift Bus is an eight-seat i800 MPV with 400bhp

Hyundai Australia has revealed a one-off model of its van-based individuals provider, known as the iMax N. It was cobbled collectively utilizing elements from the Hyundai i30 N components bin, and has one overriding ambition – to go sideways with as much as eight individuals on board. Sadly, Hyundai has no plans to launch a manufacturing model.

To start out, Hyundai eliminated the usual i800’s 2.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine and changed it with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 petrol unit, which produces 394bhp and 550Nm of torque. Like all good drift vehicles, energy is distributed to the rear wheels by a welded differential – offering a cost-friendly different to becoming a restricted slip differential.

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Hyundai then moved to the i800’s chassis, becoming an adaptive suspension system, uprated entrance disc brakes and the identical valved exhaust system as on the i30 N. Hyundai additionally swapped the i800’s commonplace six-stud wheel hubs for the five-stud items from the i30 N, so as to match the new hatchback’s wider 19-inch alloy wheels.

Apart from a substantial drop in journey top, beauty revisions for the Hyundai iMax N are comparatively restrained, stretching to a brand new entrance splitter, bolt-on aspect skirts, a brand new rear wing and a fake diffuser fitted with a triangular fog lamp. The physique is completed in the identical distinctive Efficiency Blue paint because the Hyundai i30 N.

The cabin incorporates a pair of sports activities seats for the 2 entrance passengers and a pair of bespoke three-seat benches behind. The seats are trimmed in faux-suede and leather-based upholstery, and have contrasting blue stitching and embossed Hyundai “N” logos. There’s additionally a digital gauge cluster and a sports activities steering wheel, each of that are lifted from the i30 N.

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AUTO NEWS – Hyundai’s iMax N Drift Bus is an eight-seat i800 MPV with 400bhp


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