Watch out, VW Golf GTI TCR. Hyundai has developed a track-focused version of its Wolfsburg’s hot hatch rival by putting the i30 N on a strict diet to lose a significant 50 kg (110 lbs). The Project C was able to shave off so much fat primarily by adopting a new set of 19-inch forged OZ Racing wheels providing total weight savings of 22 kg (49 lbs).
The second most significant weight loss on the outside is attributed to the carbon fiber reinforced plastic hood, which is 7.2 kg (15.8 lbs) lighter than the standard metal hood of the i30 N. Further adding lightness to the sporty compact hatch are the side sills, each removing precisely 499 grams (1.1 lbs) also thanks to the use of CFRP. At the back, the new CFRP diffuser saves another 386 grams (0.8 lbs).