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Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Paul Jeffrey, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    Hyundai Motorsport have revealed their brand new Veloster N ETCR electric racer set to debut in the upcoming 2020 ETCR all-electric racing series.


    “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 Hyundai Motor Group Executive Vice President and Head of Product Division Thomas Schemera.​

    The new car has been built in anticipation of the new for 2020 ETCR category, and unlike previous generation Hyundai racing cars will be entirely electric - signalling a new chapter in the racing division of the South Korean brand.

    Having been in development for the past 12 months, the Veloster N ETCR is expected to conduct further testing ahead of the series debut in 2020, where the new car will line up alongside the already confirmed entries from Cupra - who are already on track with their FIA WTCR derived electric machine.

    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.” added Schemera.
    The new ETCR series is set to be promoted by Eurosport Events, and is currently looking to gain certification from the FIA to be classified as an officially sanctioned world championship series.

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  2. theravenousbeast

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    Why the grille?
     
  3. mopro

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    Cooling the motors and brakes?
     
  4. biggabusta

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    The future is now old man!
     
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  5. aka2k

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    It could be fun if the cars looked more like Tamiya stuff.

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  6. Jach

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    More importantly, inverter and accumulator
     
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  7. 4 8 15 16 23 42 108

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    Only the 5th-most famous race driver from Kerpen

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    Who is test driving it? As for the long done E-Cupra Mathias Ekström himself is doing it. Hope Hyundai have someone adequate.
     
  8. Bert Austen

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    Looks great :barefoot:
     
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  9. Ross Garland

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    Not to mention that without the grille it would look very different than most TCRs, which would give all the inevitable "E-haters" another thing to rage about! ;)
     
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  10. Ricoow

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    Actually looks sweet! Let's see what racing it produces :)
     
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  11. Ben Lee

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    What does it weigh?
     
  12. Niels_at_home

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    Wasn't there a electric touring car thing hyped a year or two ago that never happened?
     
  13. Eckhart von Glan

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  14. BrunoB

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    How many meters can it run before it needs recharging?
     
  15. mopro

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    Wow it brings good childhood memory. My first Tamiya RC is the cheapest of them all.. The Hornet.
     
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  16. brown_recluse

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    Well if these are short sprint races I imagine these could run an entire race length.
     
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    True
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    Actually similar to your choice of image.
     
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  18. Eckhart von Glan

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    Yep, that's why tcr is a good choice for electric cars in racing, it's sprints anyway, I figure 30min. will not be a problem and the acceleration is amazing as the new Porsche e-car shows.

    Jaguar had problems with participation it seems, Looks like a smallish field:
     
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  19. Sky

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    they need to get a nissan leaf cup going. or eStock Hatch. proper club racing.
     
  20. aka2k

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    That actually looks pretty cool. I mean, if they're going electric, go crazy already. No need to emulate the looks of a regular car. :)
     
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