About a year ago Kia presented its new competition TCR model; a Kia Cee’d conveniently adapted to the regulation of this category. It was hoped that sister brand, Hyundai, it took not too to follow the same line of work. And so it has been. The South Korean brand 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 it could not be otherwise, the model which will take his base will be the recently presented Hyundai i30 which we were testing a few weeks ago from the South of Spain. Now we fit more than Hyundai comment that good part of developing and fine-tuning your compact had been performed at the old Nürburgring circuit, with thousands of kilometers traveled there. Logically, the configuration of the TCR i30 will have numerous differences with street car.
Among other things, Hyundai Motorsport guys are adapting the Hyundai i30 TCR to the category using a motor 2 litre turbo, a gearbox of six-speed and a 100 litre fuel tank, being these some of the requirements that calls for the regulation of the competition. The development of this car has spent months forging, specifically since September, at the headquarters of the company in Alzenau, Germany. The first deliveries will be made in December, although tests will begin this same spring.
“The beginning of our first project for the racing circuit is a very important step in Hyundai Motorsport.” “I know we are going to create a strong for an increasingly competitive category car“, stated the director Michel Nandan Hyundai Motorsport team. Marcello Lotti has welcomed part of TCRbrand: “are delighted to welcome you to Hyundai to the growing family of TCR.” The arrival of the Korean manufacturer adds even more prestige to a long list of major brands who have decided to adopt the concept of TCR and compete with its production models“.”