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Hyundai Veloster N TCR all set for IMSA Challenge




Hyundai is stepping up its motorsport charge with the unveiling of the Veloster N TCR race car at the North American International Auto Show today. 

The Veloster N TCR joins the fierce competition in the 2019 International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) MICHELIN Pilot Challenge. At North America’s premier racetracks, it will line up on the grid alongside the Honda Civic Type R TCR, Volkswagen GTI TCR, and the Audi RS3 LMS TCR.

Hyundai America’s motorsports partner Bryan Herta Autosport will prepare two 350-horsepower Veloster N TCRs for the upcoming season. One car will be piloted by Hyundai TCR veterans Michael Lewis and Mark Wilkins, while the team’s second entry will be driven by team newcomers Mason Filippi, age 20, and Harry Gottsacker, age 18.

Designed by the same Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Team that developed the i30 N TCR, the Veloster N TCR is powered by a 260kW 2.0-litre turbocharged engine and drives the front wheels through a six-speed sequential manual gearbox.

Like its i30 stablemate, the Veloster N TCR is produced at Hyundai Motorsport Headquarters in Alzenau, Germany. Both Veloster N TCR and i30 N TCR are fully homologated for competition in officially sanctioned TCR series.

Technical Specifications

Engine

Type: Hyundai Motorsport 2.0-litre direct-injection turbocharged

Power (Max): 260kW @ 7000 rpm

Torque (Max): 450Nm @ 3500 rpm

Electronics: Life Racing ECU and power management system

Transmission

Type: Front-wheel drive

Gearbox: Six-speed sequential gearbox with pneumatic paddle-shift

Differential: Mechanical with external pre-load adjuster

Clutch: AP Racing Cerametallic twin-disc

Cockpit

Seats: Sabelt competition seats

Belts: Sabelt six-point HANS compatible

Instrumentation: Life Racing compact configurable driver’s display

Chassis

Front suspension: MacPherson struts with adjustable dampers

Rear suspension: Four-arm multi-link with adjustable dampers

Steering: Hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion

Front Brakes: 380mm ventilated brake discs with Hyundai Motorsport-branded six-piston Brembo calipers

Rear Brakes: 278mm brake discs with two-piston calipers

Handbrake: Hydraulic control

Wheels: 10×18 inch aerodynamic Braid rims, designed for Hyundai Motorsport

Bodywork

Structure: Hyundai Motorsport designed lightweight high-tensile steel roll cage

Bodywork: Steel and composite fibre panels

Length: 4,450mm

Wheelbase: 2,650mm

Width: 1,950mm

Track Width: 1,610mm

Fuel Tank Capacity: 100 litres

Weight: 1,285kg minimum (including driver) – mandated by TCR regulations

Price

€135,000

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