Revealed for the first time at the Beijing Motor Show in 2020 the Elantra N TCR marked the expansion of Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing’s range of TCR cars.
Based on the road-going Elantra the new car maintains the strong links between the Hyundai racing cars fans will see on the track, and the cars available from the showroom. The addition of the new package also further builds the Customer Racing department’s growing reputation for producing fast, reliable cars for the increasingly competitive TCR category.
Design work on the Elantra N TCR started from a blank sheet of paper in the second half of 2019, allowing Hyundai Motorsport’s designers and engineers to capitalize on the expertise gained from three years’ work with the i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR. The approach allowed them to carry across the many strengths of the other racing Hyundai, while also presenting the opportunity to improve on the existing designs where possible.
In line with the TCR regulations the Elantra N TCR is front-wheel drive and is powered by a two-litre turbocharged engine derived from a brand new base engine taken from Hyundai’s family of road-going models. The car will share the same six-speed, paddle-shift operated gearbox as the other Hyundai TCR designs, while the use of the Elantra model as a base provides an instantly recognizable silhouette on track.
With the Elantra N TCR Hyundai Motorsport’s customers will aim to continue the excellent record of the i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR, which have taken titles on four continents, spanning both national and international series.
Minimum Weight:1265kg including the driver
Distribution: two overhead camshafts, 16 valves
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: electrical power assisted rack and pinion
Front brakes: six-piston calipers, 380 mm steel ventilated discs
Rear brakes: two-piston calipers, 278 mm steel discs