Hyundai pull covers off Veloster N ETCR
Hyundai Motorsport has pulled the covers off its first electric race car in the form of the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany.
“Today, we have experienced another special milestone in the history of Hyundai Motorsport. We are proud to reveal the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR, our first electric race car, designed specifically for ETCR regulations,” said head of product division, executive vice president of Hyundai Motor Group Thomas Schemera.
The car is built for the new ETCR category that is set for debut next year, with design work having begun late 2018 and a first shakedown was completed in August 2019. A test programme will start later this month ahead of 2020.
“Through our successful Customer Racing division, we have spent many years honing our skills in touring car racing, which has resulted in two packages capable of competing for championships around the world. ETCR is the natural next step in our journey, and one that aligns perfectly to Hyundai’s global strategy for electric vehicle production,” said Schemera.
“We have a detailed test programme for the Veloster N ETCR, supported by the fully trained and experienced team of engineers at Hyundai Motorsport; we can’t wait to see the car in action for the first time. The Veloster N ETCR will make an ideal addition to our ongoing commitment to WRC and to Customer Racing through the i20 R5, i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR.”