Hyundai tests Elantra TCR – performance sedan prepared for racing

Hyundai tests Elantra TCR – performance sedan prepared for racing

June 18, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Journalists captured the camouflaged Hyundai Elantra prototype in the TCR version, which is designed for the racetrack. About the car so far nothing really is known.

When most people hear about Hyundai, they can think of a reliable brand offering affordable cars to the masses. Nevertheless, the South Korean automaker has been quite successful both in car racing and in the world rally championship.

Hyundai began to take part in serious world racing series on a highly modernized version of the i30 N hatchback – this design of the car was designated TCR.

More recently, a similar performance was presented for the asymmetric Veloster N. These “spy” images that you see in this article allow us to take a look at the prototype racing Elantra. This makes us think that Hyundai is preparing another car in which the brand team will race after the COVID-19 pandemic. Why did the leadership of the South Korean automaker decide to take such a step, because earlier, in various championships, Hyundai pilots always drove cars with a hatchback type of body.

Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, there is no data on how Hyundai Elantra will differ in the TCR version from the usual model. At a minimum, all excess interior elements will be removed in order to minimize the total weight of the car. A test prototype with a large rear wing, which received a fairly strong disguise, was seen not on the race track, but on a regular public road.