As bolts out of the blue go, the Hyundai i30N has taken everyone by surprise. This innocuous hot hatch has landed like dynamite at a Guy Fawkes convention.

With 275hp and 278ft/lbs straight from the factory it’s no slouch, but with simple bolt on mods there’s much to be unlocked.

How does 296bhp and 310ft/lbs sound with the latest Forge intake kit (FMINDK28) and a cat back exhaust system bolted on? Pretty impressive, right?

Thanks to a Pipercross foam filter that flows up to 60% more air than the factory airbox, this is one Korean import set to tackle the best of the current GTI, RS and Type R crowd head on.

Price £300

For more info see Forge Motorsport