Premiere of the first prototype of the Hyundai i20 WRC 2017


Despite the multiple fronts with the Hyundai i20
R5 and the own disputes of the World Rally, Hyundai Motorsport is already working
with a mule testing of the Hyundai i20 WRC 2017
. As had been announced
Michel Nandan, on several occasions, the tests with the new World Rally Car would
starting in the month of June and has been on this same Thursday in the south of France
when has been able to see for the first time in action in this model thanks to the
photos of Spanish photographer Miquel Liso in collaboration with the prestigious
middle French ‘L’equipe’.

As you can see, this Hyundai i20 WRC is
a unit laboratory
that lacks the aerodynamic devices own
new technical regulations of the World Rally Car, since the brand will not have
an aerodynamic kit specific to the next month of July
. However, yes
that reveals to us a great mystery and it is that unless there is a change from last
time, something which, moreover, is not ruled out given the vagaries of
previous models, Hyundai has chosen to base its new i20 WRC in the i20
Coupe three-door


In this aspect and although it is the first time that we see this unity laboratory of the Hyundai i20 WRC in 2017, it seems that the brand has
completed several test with the i20 WRC ‘hybrid’
between the base of the model
next year and the current aerodynamics. Be that as it may, these tests have served
the technicians of Hyundai Motorsport for to evaluate the new engine 1.6 Turbo, as well
as other mechanical aspects such as the system of suspensions or
cooling. in charge of making these first tests has been Kevin
, test pilot of the brand.

it Is presumable that the own Kevin Abbring is in charge of testing the first unit final with the new aerodynamic kit for the i20 WRC 2017 during the next month of July, every time that Michel Nandan has already announced that Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo will not be uploaded to the new World Rally Car until they renew their contract. In fact, the own Dani Sordo is testing the Hyundai i20 WRC 2016 in Poland to prepare for the seventh appointment of the WRC, which will compete in the second team of the brand. This same position it will occupy in the Rally of Finland, as announced by the brand.