Hyundai Motorsport has apparent the newest accession to its ambit of TCR-specification chase cars: the Elantra N TCR.
Joining the i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR, the Elantra N TCR will be offered to chump teams about the world. Why does Hyundai charge three altered TCR chase cars, you ask? Well, it’s all about alms racers that are adumbrative of the automaker’s alley car calendar in assorted countries.
In Hyundai’s own words, “the accession will ensure best appliance to barter about the world, with the new car advised for teams in those markets area the accepted Elantra archetypal is sold.”
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The latest car to be advised and congenital by Hyundai’s Chump Antagonism Administration was appear for the aboriginal time at the Beijing Auto Show. The apple premiere followed a active aboriginal three months of testing, during which the car has already completed 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) of active on European chase tracks.
Designers and engineers were accustomed the assignment of demography abounding advantage of the Elantra alley car’s adventurous anatomy and auto anatomy appearance to optimize the architecture while additionally applying the acquaint abstruse antagonism the i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR.
In the administration department, the Elantra N TCR adopts an aerodynamically-optimized anatomy kit featuring a abundant advanced splitter and anchored rear wing, as able-bodied as advanced fenders to board the added advance and wheels. While Hyundai does not say it specifically, this anatomy kit ability examination the looks of the accessible Elantra N alley car, at atomic to some extent.
In band with the category’s regulations, the Elantra N TCR is front-wheel drive and is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged agent “derived from a cast new abject agent taken from Hyundai’s ancestors of road-going models.” The car shares the aforementioned six-speed, paddle-shift operated gearbox as the i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR.
Hyundai will abide testing the car in the advancing months, with the aboriginal car set to be delivered to chump teams afore the end of 2020.