Hyundai i30N takes on VW Golf GTI in drag race

New kid on the block challenges the establishment

Hyundai i30 N has been raising quite a few eyebrows in the months it’s been on sale, as journos have thrashed it on road and track discovering it to be hugely competent.

Some have criticized the i30 N for being a bit too stiff in its sportier modes, but none have made any negative comments regarding the level of driving excitement it can provide.

Parkers pitted the i30 against the VW Golf GTI with the performance pack fitted and while the Golf may pip it on build quality, refinement and comfort, it’s the Hyundai that’s better at being a sporty car.

If, that is, you can live with its hard suspension as it addresses an altogether more hardcore crowd. Some might hate it for not being the best all-rounder that it can, while others will appreciate its harder edge and noisier demeanor.

The video posted below also contains a drag race between the two cars at the very end. Pick your favorite and place your bets!

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