The hot hatch is expected to feature an upgraded turbocharged 1.6-liter engine.

We haven't heard much about the Hyundai i30 N lately but it appears the model is inching closer to production as spy photographers have caught another prototype undergoing testing on the Nürburgring.

Dressed in telltale N-branded camouflage, the high-performance prototype is based on the pre-facelift model and features a front splitter as well as a tailgate-mounted spoiler.  The prototype has also been equipped with lightweight alloy wheels that are backed up by a high-performance braking system with red calipers.

The production model will likely go one step further as reports have suggested the car could be equipped with a widebody kit and a sporty dual exhaust system.  The changes remain to be seen but they would help to distinguish the i30 N from the standard model.

Previous reports have suggested the car could use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces up to 300 horsepower.  However, it now appears the car will be equipped with an upgraded version of the company's turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine.  There's no word on specifications but the engine normally produces 186 hp and 195 pound-feet of torque.

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