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Hyundai Motorsport reveals Veloster N ETCR

First-ever electric vehicle unveiled at IAA 2019


First-ever electric vehicle unveiled at IAA 2019

We have officially unveiled our first-ever electric race car, the Veloster N ETCR, at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt today.

Based on the road-going Veloster N model, our new car is designed specifically for the new ETCR category, which will make its debut in 2020.

The Veloster N ETCR heralds an exciting new era, which will see electric racing become one of the pillars of our company. The new car capitalises on our expertise in touring car racing and follows the success of the competitive i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR packages.

Electric avenue
Development of the ETCR project mirrors Hyundai’s wider strategy for development of electric road cars, and further underscores our high-performance capabilities.

Designed and built to ETCR regulations at our Alzenau headquarters, the Veloster N ETCR is fully electric, rear-wheel-drive with a mid-mounted motor – two firsts for a Hyundai Motorsport project!

Work first began on the car in November 2018, with the first shakedown of the prototype completed in August 2019. A full testing program will commence in late September supported by our trained and experienced engineers.

Special milestone
The project will be integrated alongside our continued commitments as a manufacturer within WRC and our Customer Racing efforts with the i20 R5, i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR. All learnings from the newest addition to our family will be shared with Hyundai’s global R&D facility in Namyang, South Korea.

“Today, we have experienced another special milestone in the history of Hyundai Motorsport. We are proud to reveal the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR, our first electric race car, designed specifically for ETCR regulations,” said Head of Product Division, Executive Vice President of Hyundai Motor Group Thomas Schemera.

“We have been anticipating this moment for some time and we are thrilled to open this exciting new chapter for our company. Through our successful Customer Racing division, we have spent many years honing our skills in touring car racing, which has resulted in two packages capable of competing for championships around the world. ETCR is the natural next step in our journey, and one that aligns perfectly to Hyundai’s global strategy for electric vehicle production,” Mr Schemera concluded.

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