about a year Ago, Kia showed its new model of competition TCR; a Kia cee’d conveniently adapted to the regulation of this category. It was expected that its sister brand, Hyundai, not take too much on following the same line of work. And so it has been. The trademark south Korean has just announced the development of a Hyundai i30 TCR to enter fully into the circuits of speed and continue the expansion of Hyundai Motorsport.
As could not be otherwise, the model for which will take your base will be the recently launched Hyundai i30 that we were testing a few weeks ago by the south of Spain. Now we fit more that Hyundai will comment on that good part of the development and implementation of their compact had been performed in the old Nürburgring, with thousands of kilometres there. Logically, the configuration of the i30 TCR will have many differences with the street car.
Among other things, the boys of Hyundai Motorsport are adapting the Hyundai i30 TCR to the category using a engine 2-liter turbo, a gearbox six-speed and a fuel tank of 100 litres, being these some of the requirements demanded by the rules of the competition. The development of this car it takes months to carve, specifically from September, in the company’s headquarters in Alzenau, Germany. The first deliveries will be made in December, although the tests are to begin this spring.
“The beginning of our first project for the racing circuit is a very important step for Hyundai Motorsport”. “I Know that we’re going to create a car deposit for a category becoming more competitive,” said the team principal, Hyundai Motorsport, Michel Nandan. Marcello Lotti has given the welcome to the mark of the part of the TCR: “We are delighted to welcome Hyundai to the growing family of TCR. The arrival of the Korean manufacturer adds even more prestige to an already long list of major brands that have decided to adopt the concept of TCR and compete with their models of production”.