A new Customer Racing addition
Our latest Customer Racing offering, the Elantra N TCR, was officially unveiled at the world-renowned Beijing Motor Show in September 2020. The new TCR-specification car joins the hugely successful i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR packages offered to our customer teams.
“After three months of testing and development work I am very happy to finally be able to reveal the Elantra N TCR to the world. Staging the first public showing of the car in China shows our global plans for the cars to strengthen Hyundai Motorsport’s in race series around the world,” said our Team Principal Andrea.
Applying experience to a fresh design
Our Customer Racing department started the Elantra N TCR from a blank sheet of paper, taking full advantage of the car’s stable, high-performance chassis and sedan body shape to optimise its design. Our engineers and designers have also applied their expertise from more than two years of customers’ racing to create the best overall racing package.
The Elantra N TCR is a front-wheel drive and powered by a two-litre turbocharged engine, derived from a brand new base engine from Hyundai’s family of road-going models. The car will share the same six-speed, paddle-shift operated gearbox as our other TCR cars.
In expert hands
The Elantra N TCR has visited a number of circuits around Europe to develop both sprint and long-distance packages in parallel, with our Customer Racing department has sought the opinion of several drivers. In just three months, the car completed 5,000km of running.
WTCR driver Gabriele Tarquini said: “As a driver the Elantra N TCR felt a very nice car to drive, even from the first tests. There are lots of small changes which customer teams and drivers will really appreciate, such as improvements in the steering system over the previous cars.”
Since arriving in the world of circuit racing in 2017, our i30 N TCR customers have won back-to-back WTCR drivers’ titles. In 2019, our customer teams won championships in eight different series, including the double of drivers’ and teams’ honours in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge with the Veloster N TCR.
Andrea said: “We have made great progress in developing the chassis with a number of different drivers to create a strong overall package for our customers, to allow them to continue the success of Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing in TCR competition.”