Hyundai Veloster N debuted in FrankfurtSeptember 10, 2019
The Korean company presented its “charged” model at the international motor show.
Designed and manufactured at Hyundai Motorsport’s headquarters in Alzenau, Germany, the electric hatchback is eligible to participate in the newly created ETCR series, which will begin in 2020. Based on the road Veloster N, the ETCR is radically different, as it has four mid-mounted electric motors and a rear-wheel drive.
Hyundai began developing the Veloster N ETCR in November 2018, and the first prototype development was completed in August 2019. A full test program will begin later this month with the help of trained and experienced Hyundai Motorsport engineers. The goal is to assemble two Veloster N ETCR cars for the first ETCR season.
According to the Korean automaker, the development of the ETCR project “reflects Hyundai’s broader strategy for developing electric road cars and further underlines the high-performance capabilities of Hyundai Motorsport.” As a result of the success of this car, the company’s experience in organizing car races is also used.
Hyundai did not go into details of the technical characteristics of the Veloster N ETCR, but mentioned that it is equipped with a 65 kW / h battery and has a weight of 1,700 kg. Since it will compete with the Cupra e-Racer, it is expected that the power will be about 700 hp, and the time 0-100 km / h – just over 3 seconds.
Note that the experience that will be learned from the Veloster N ETCR races will be transferred to the Hyundai global research center in Namyang, South Korea, which will use it to develop production cars.
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