Hyundai has revealed the race-ready Veloster N TCR at the Detroit motor show.
As part of the 2019 International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Michelin Pilot Challenge, the Veloster N TCR will line up on the grid alongside the Honda Civic Type R TCR, Volkswagen GTI TCR, and the Audi RS3 LMS TCR. Good company indeed.
Power comes from a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine producing 260kW and 450Nm. Drive goes to the front wheels through a six-speed sequential gearbox with pneumatic paddle-shift.
The car also packs a mechanical locking differential while stopping power comes from 380mm discs with Hyundai Motorsport-branded six-piston Brembo calipers up front and 278mm brake discs with two-piston calipers down the back.
TCR regulations mandate a minimum weight of 1285kg including the driver.
Interestingly, the Veloster N TCR shares around 85 per cent of its core components with the i30 N TCR. Both cars are built at Hyundai Motorsport Headquarters in Alzenau, Germany.
The cockpit has been stripped out, the remaining highlights include Sabelt competition seats, Sabelt six-point belts and a Life Racing compact configurable driver’s display.
Racing isn’t a cheap endeavour, the Veloster N TCR is priced at €135,000 ($215,000).
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