According to Hyundai‘s head of vehicle test and high performance development, Albert Biermann, development work on the company’s eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission has been completed.

Speaking to CarAdvice, Biermann said the transmission will find its way into front-wheel drive vehicles, but could also feature in Hyundai’s N Performance range, which will see six models released by 2019. The i30 N will likely be the first model from the high-performance sub-brand, due to be launched next year.

“(It’s) eight-speed, wet, and considered a very nice ‘box, and I wish someday, although not confirmed yet, that this transmission will exist because it could also go into other Hyundai cars,” said Biermann. “We have a plan to, or an idea when we would install it, but it’s not confirmed (yet). As soon as this thing is confirmed, we will.”

While his words don’t explicitly say that the i30 N will benefit from the new transmission, he did confirm that it will easily handle up to 394 PS/450 Nm of power, which is close to the output of the 2.0 litre, four-cylinder turbocharged engine found on the all-wheel drive RN30 Concept.

Coincidentally enough, the RN30 Concept features a dual-clutch gearbox, although it isn’t stated if this was the new eight-speed unit mentioned by Biermann. “Even if it was to be something as high as 290 kW (394 PS), 450 Nm, it is still within the bands that the transmission could handle,” Biermann said.

GALLERY: Hyundai RN30 Concept