Kia teases racing Cee’d TCRAugust 18, 2016
The company Kia, together with the Austrian racing team STARD prepared racing version of the hatchback ceed according to the rules Touring Car Championship TCR (Touring Cars Racing). Participation of STARD in the preparation of the car is not only a great team experience, but also with it that directly the factory team will not participate in the championship.
The car differs aggressive aerodynamic body kit, which has increased its width to the maximum allowable of 1.95 meters. Under the hood is a 2-liter turbo engine capacity of 330 hp. It costs about 90 thousand euros (at the maximum allowable of 100 thousand euros). The debut of hatchback racetracks scheduled for next year.
“In order to select the best suppliers, we are testing a number of different components, with emphasize on the new challenges the TCR, endurance competitions, and 24-hour race. As an example, we are currently testing the shock absorbers 4 different manufacturers. The same applies to the transmission, the brakes, the engine and other components, “- says Philipp Thonet, the technical director of the company Stard.
“The testing program is going very well, the results surpass our expectations. We are developing a race car for the demanding customer with a very clear and strict rules. Therefore, to a large extent, we are satisfied that we go strictly on schedule “, – said CEO Michael Stard Sakovich.
In the championship participate TCR private teams, acting on the Seat Leon, Volkswagen Golf, Opel Astra, Subaru Impreza, Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Honda Civic, Volvo V40, Audi TT. The cost of a racing car is limited to 100 thousand euros. Championship was created in opposition to the primacy of rises in price WTCC.
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