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Since 2016 Hyundai has been participating in the grueling 24 Hours of Nurburgring endurance race, an event we once never imagined the South Korean automaker would partake in. We were so wrong. Hyundai is now fully invested in motorsports with not only excellent cars but also some of the industry’s best engineers and drivers. It’s the real deal. And now the automaker has announced it’s inviting 300 enthusiasts from countries that sell N vehicles for one heck of an event: the full-on hospitality experience at the 2019 Nurburgring 24 Hours.
Not only will participants enjoy the race itself, but they will also be able to partake in a driving academy with professional instructors, take a helicopter tour, and see a display of the latest N models. Fifty-five of these guests will then be selected for N Corso, where they will drive one lap of the circuit before the main race gets underway.
The remaining guests will receive a guided pit box tour of the team areas and that stunning helicopter ride. Interestingly, Hyundai didn’t provide details as to how and when these owners will be chosen.
"We’re delighted to offer our customers the chance to experience ‘N Homecoming’, a unique once-in-a-lifetime hospitality at this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours race,” said Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President and Head of Product Division, Product Operation & N Sub-Division. "This event is one of the highlights of the Hyundai motorsport calendar, and made all the more special by the fact that the N brand was born and honed here. This event will serve as a celebration of the Hyundai N brand.”
Hyundai is also aiming for a victory at this year’s Nurburgring race with a pair of TCR cars, an i30 N TCR and the Veloster N TCR. The i30 Fastback N will also participate in the VT2 class just to show off its track capabilities. And in case you’re still wondering what ‘N’ in N brand stands for, here’s your answer: Namyang, home to the carmaker’s global R&D center in Korea and, of course, the Nurburgring.