We are proud to present the Hyundai i20 N Rally2.
Designed from a blank sheet of paper, the car is our second rallying design for customer teams and drivers. Using the five years’ experience of supporting our customers with the championship-winning i20 R5, the new chassis will offer an improved all-round package.
The design process began in January 2020 with a specialised group of designers and engineers leveraging the experience of the i20 R5 project. In doing so, they have been able to take advantage of the fantastic growth of Customer Racing since 2015, which has seen the department grow from a handful of people to a team of 60.
After an initial shakedown at our base in Alzenau, Germany, the i20 N Rally2 was rigorously tested on both the gravel of Italy and the snow and ice of Sweden in early 2021, covering over 1000km combined. This testing allowed our team to hone the core elements of the design.
Air Restrictor: 32mm*
Gearbox: Sequential gearbox. Five forward gears and one reverse
Differential: Mechanical front and rear
Clutch: Cerametallic twin-disc
Belts: Sabelt six-point HANS compatible
Dashboard: Compact configurable driver’s display
Steering: Hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion.
Braking System: Ventilated brake discs (300mm diameter for gravel, 355mm diameter for tarmac) four-piston calipers.
Handbrake: Hydraulic control
Wheels: 8x18 inch for tarmac, 7x15 for gravel
Track Width: 1810mm
Fuel Tank Capacity: 80 litres
Weight: 1,230kg minimum – 1,390kg with driver and co-driver*
Our WRC drivers Ott Tänak and Craig Breen, as well as WRC 2 competitors Oliver Solberg and Jari Huttunen, all spent time behind the wheel of the i20 N Rally2 during the testing phase, with their feedback providing vital information on the balance and behaviour of the new chassis.
New suspension components and dampers give the car more driver-friendly handling characteristics on all surfaces – vital for the Rally2 category, which forms the basis for national and regional championships as well as WRC 2 and WRC 3 classes
In line with FIA regulations for the Rally2 class, our four-wheel drive i20 N Rally2 weighs 1,230kg and is equipped with a 1.6 litre, turbo charged engine, fitted to a 32mm air restrictor and a five-speed sequential gearbox.
*mandated by FIA regulations