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.
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
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
Seats: Sabelt competition seats
Belts: Sabelt six-point HANS compatible
Instrumentation: Life Racing compact configurable driver’s display
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
Structure: Hyundai Motorsport designed lightweight high-tensile steel roll cage
Bodywork: Steel and composite fibre panels
Track Width: 1,610mm
Fuel Tank Capacity: 100 litres
Weight: 1,285kg minimum (including driver) – mandated by TCR regulations