The Elantra N TCR is Hyundai Motorsport’s latest creation

It looks promising
by Leandre Grecia | Sep 29, 2020
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Hyundai just keeps rolling out fast cars. Its N Division alone has released quite a handful throughout the year, including N Line versions of the Elantra, Sonata, and Kona.

Now, it’s Hyundai Motorsport’s time to reveal its newest creation: the Elantra N TCR. This is the latest addition to Hyundai’s TCR range, joining the i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR. It just made its debut at the 2020 Beijing Motor Show following three months and 5,000km of testing.

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“After three months of testing and development work, I am very happy to finally be able to reveal the Elantra N TCR to the world. Staging the first public showing of the car in China shows our global plans for the cars to strengthen Hyundai Motorsport’s [presence] in race series around the world,” said Hyundai Motorsport team principal Andrea Adamo.

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This Elantra N TCR will pack a 2.0-liter turbopetrol under its hood. Power from this mill will be sent to the front wheels via a six-speed, paddle-shift operated gearbox—the same ’box that’s equipped in other TCR models.

“By starting with a clean sheet of paper, the Customer Racing department designers and engineers have been able to take advantage of the opportunity to further improve all-round performance of the car, as well as use all of the knowledge and experience gained from two years of racing with the i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR. The Elantra N TCR will join them in our range of available TCR cars, and I am confident that it will share the same level of success,” Adamo added.

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Hyundai says the development of the new Elantra N is well underway, but there’s still no word when the vehicle will be officially revealed. In any case, what do you make of it, readers? Share your two cents in the comments.

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