In 2019, Hyundai Motorsport increased its TCR offering with the launch of the Hyundai Veloster N TCR- a car sharing much of the championship winning i30 N TCR formula. Following demand from the USA touring car scene, this was packaged in the Veloster N model to reflect Hyundai’s automotive range in the region. The Veloster N TCR focuses on delivering high race-winning performance, while keeping a firm eye on both purchase and running costs. For further information on ordering a Veloster N TCR please get in contact with the Customer Racing Sales department.The design phase of the Veloster N TCR is a continuation of the i30 N TCR project which began in September 2016, which completed its first test in April 2017. The first competitive appearance of the Veloster N TCR was at Daytona in January 2019. The Veloster N TCR continues the expansion of Hyundai Motorsport, with both cars built alongside each other in Hyundai Motorsport’s Customer Racing department at the team’s headquarters in Alzenau, Germany. Based on the road-going Veloster N model, and in line with the TCR regulations, the car is powered by a two-litre turbocharged engine connected to a six-speed sequential gearbox and is fitted with a 100-litre fuel tank. Like the i30 N TCR, the Veloster N TCR is proving to be a front runner in both IMSA and TC America championships, showing competitive pace and helping our customers secure wins during its maiden season.
Since TCR technical regulations were first introduced in 2015, the category has spread throughout the circuit-racing world. It has also become an important pillar for Hyundai Motorsport’s Customer Racing activities. Having been adopted by dozens of regional and national championships in its infant years, TCR cars have become a firm fixture in international racing. The highest profile championship, the TCR International Series, paved the way for the all-new WTCR, FIA World Touring Car Cup, which was established in 2018. Featuring some of the world’s most demanding racetracks, the WTCR features privateer, customer teams with machinery representing a number of top motor manufacturers – including Hyundai! TCR-specification vehicles continue to be raced in regional series such as TCR Europe, IMSA and TCR America, as well as nationally.