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 formula proven in the i30 N TCR.
The Veloster N TCR was created in answer to specific demand from customer teams in the USA, where the Veloster N model was the lead car in Hyundai high-performance N line-up.
Like its i30 N TCR brother the Veloster N TCR focuses on delivering high race-winning performance, while keeping a firm eye on both purchase and running costs. The two cars share up to 80% percent of their components, including the two-litre turbocharged engine and 6-speed-gearbox, and is built by the Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing department in Alzenau, Germany.
The first competitive appearance of the Veloster N TCR was at Daytona in January 2019. It proved to be the start of a very successful year, as customers took first and second in the final points’ standings in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, as well as race wins in the sprint-format TC America championship.
2020 continued the success for the Hyundai Veloster N TCR. A clean sweep for our customers Copeland Motorsport in the TC America meant top spot in both drivers’ and teams’ standings. The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge also showcased wins for the Veloster N TCR in 2020; The Bryan Herta Autosport team finished first, second and third in the drivers’ and teams’ standings.
Maintaining the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge titles in the 2021 season was Bryan Herta Autosport in our Veloster N TCR. Across the season’s 10 events, the team achieved six podiums and only finished outside the top five on one occaision. Taylor Hagler became the first ever female champion of the series.
TCR UK star Lewis Kent drove the Veloster N TCR for his 2022 entry. With a near-perfect performance, his season came to a well-rounded end in the final race of the year with his second win of the season.
Width: 1950 mm
Wheelbase: 2650 mm
Minimum weight: 1265 kg including the driver
Distribution: two overhead camshafts, 16 valves
Displacement: 1998 cc
Max. output: 350hp @ 7000 rpm
Max. torque 450nm @ 3500 rpm
Gearbox: 6-speed sequential with paddle shift
Clutch: Cerametallic twin-disc
Differential: multi-plate limited slip differential with external pre-load
Rear suspension: 4-arm multi-link axle, coil springs, gas-filled dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering: hydraulic power assisted rack and pinion
Front brakes: six-piston calipers, 380 mm steel ventilated discs
Rear brakes: two-piston calipers, 278 mm steel discs