This made it the perfect place for Hyundai Australia to debut their just-for-fun iMax N Drift Bus. The 2.2- tonne beast isn’t just sitting there either; she’s competing in sprint, drift and top speed events today and tomorrow.
Built in Australia, the stock diesel driveline has been tossed in favour of a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6, backed by an eight-speed auto transmission. The power claim is over 300kW and 555Nm. The factory rims with their six-stud pattern were swapped out the five-stud items from an i30 N. Other N goodies include the front buckets, badges and tiller with paddle shift.
The best part? There is room for a further six passengers in the rear, which produces a perfect 50:50 weight distribution when fully loaded.
The van recorded a best of 150km/h in the Turbosmart Flying 500 event on day one. Sadly, the Hyundai team were unable to take passengers at Time Attack, but we look forward to a drive soon!