Another interesting car Hyundai showcased at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show is the Veloster N ETCR, an electric race car based on the Veloster N. Hyundai says that the race car is designed specifically for the new E TCR championship, and will make its debut in 2020.
The Veloster N ETCR capitalizes on Hyundai Motorsport’s experience in touring car racing and borrows the styling and aerodynamic elements from i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR packages. Work on the car first began in November 2018, with the first shakedown of the prototype completed in August 2019. A full testing program will commence later this month.
Technical details are scarce at the moment. As per the e-mail received from Hyundai Motorsport team, the wheels measure 11″ x 18″ at the front and 12″ x 18″ at the rear. Brakes are steel discs measuring 380 mm with 6-piston calipers at the front and 355 mm with 4-piston calipers at the rear.
While the motor’s output is yet to be disclosed, all of that is sent to the rear wheels. As per E TCR technical regulations, the motor should have 300 kW (408 hp) of continuous power and 500 kW (680 hp) of max power. The battery system is 800-volt and 65 kWh capacity. In case you’re wondering, the Veloster N ETCR weighs 1,700 kg.
We are proud to reveal the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR, our first electric race car, designed specifically for E TCR regulations. We have a detailed test program 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. – Thomas Schemera, Head of Product Division and Executive Vice President, Hyundai
The company added that all learnings from the Veloster N ETCR will be shared with Hyundai’s global R&D facility in Namyang, South Korea.