The Hyundai i20 N went up against some of the most exciting high performance cars despite it being the most affordable car in the competition. The event took place at the Top Gear Dunsfold test track, before advancing to a top five shootout on the country roads of Exmoor in which the judging panel, consisting of Top Gear's editorial team alongside Chris Harris and The STIG eventually crowned the i20 N the overall champion of the event.
"Every year we assemble the most ridiculous collection of fast cars launched in the past 12 months. We call it Speed Week to do justice to the sprawling, multi-day itinerary and logistical minefield of our own making. Speed Week is always full of surprises... what we weren't expecting was the most affordable car here to mount a Raducanu-esque surge through the field for a thoroughly deserved victory. But there's a keenness to the i20 N, backed up by huge ability and real dynamic polish that makes it something of a stand out, not just among its peers, but among the whole spectrum of Speed Week"
-Jack Rix, Editor of Top Gear Magazine
The all-new i20 N takes inspiration from Hyundai's rallying heritage, whilst remaining true to Hyundai's latest sensuous sportiness design identity. Its fitted and powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged GDi engine with a six-speed manual transmission, which delivers a maximum output of 204PS and a maximum torque of 275nm for ultimate power delivery. The car delivers a maximum speed of 142 mph, and can go from 0 – 62 mph in just 6.2 seconds.