A few months ago, Hyundai Motorsport started testing a new race car, that apparently were based on the 7th generation Elantra. Now we have a teaser video that placed us for tomorrow for full reveal.
Hyundai was developing a new racer based on the All-New Hyundai Elantra. The prototype was spied back in June during a shakedown on a secret race track.
The prototype had huge extra air intakes in the bonnet, a lower front splitter and a fixed rear spoiler. The TCR project continues the expansion of Hyundai Motorsport, and the Elantra TCR will be built and developed by the Customer Racing department at the team’s headquarters in Alzenau, Germany.
Current TCR Hyundai cars are i30 and Veloster. Both are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four that makes 350 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, connected to a six-speed sequential gearbox and is fitted with a 100-litre fuel tank.
We are not sure if this new Elantra TCR will use the same powertrain and horsepower of the current TCR vehicles, as well as if will coexist with i30 & Veloster TCR models, or if either of the two will be discontinued.