Hyundai Motorsport has taken the covers off its newest TCR race automotive, including the Elantra N TCR to its steady of buyer automobiles that additionally contains the i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR.
The addition of the Elantra N TCR is designed to make sure most relevance in international markets, the sedan set to race in markets the place the Elantra is bought.
The aim-built race automotive shares the identical 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the remainder of the model’s TCR steady. Outputs are rated at 261kW and 450Nm, with these numbers despatched to the entrance wheels through an X-trac six-speed sequential gearbox through paddle-shifters.
“After three months of testing and growth work I’m very glad to lastly be capable of reveal the Elantra N TCR to the world,” mentioned Hyundai Motorsport Group Principal Andrea Adamo.
“Staging the primary public displaying of the automotive in China reveals our international plans for the automobiles to strengthen Hyundai Motorsport’s in race collection all over the world.
“By beginning with a clear sheet of paper the Buyer Racing division designers and engineers have been capable of make the most of the chance to additional enhance all-round efficiency of the automotive, in addition to use all the information and expertise gained from two years of racing with the i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR.
“The Elantra N TCR will be a part of them in our vary of accessible TCR automobiles, and I’m assured that it’s going to share the identical degree of success.”
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That success is prodigious, with Hyundai clients claiming 9 TCR titles in varied championships all over the world, together with the distinguished FIA World Touring Automobile Cup in 2018 and once more in 2019. Moreover, Will Brown received the 2019 TCR Australia collection in a Hyundai i30N.
Testing of the Hyundai Elantra N TCR began in June this 12 months, with 2018 WTCR champion Gabriele Tarquini behind the wheel. Two variations are being developed, one for shorter dash races, the opposite for endurance occasions.
Hyundai provides Elantra N to its TCR buyer line-up