Hyundai Motorsport has announced an upgraded version of its Hyundai i30 N TCR car for the 2021 season, featuring changes which reflect enhancements to the car’s road-going counterpart.
The most noticeable change is to the car’s front bumper and Led highlights, ensuring the car is visually close to the road-going i30 N. The changes give the car a more angular look compared to its predecessor, which débuted in 2017.
With over 130 race wins to its name, the i30 N TCR is already one of the most successful TCR cars in history, having also secured the 2018 and 2019 FIA World Touring Car Cup drivers’ titles.
The car continues to be powered by a two-litre turbocharged engine and a six-speed paddle-shift sequential gearbox.
It forms part of Hyundai’s suite of TCR cars, alongside the smaller Veloster N TCR and the larger saloon-shaped Elantra N TCR.
“Forging strong links between our motorsport projects and the road-going Hyundai range has been a vital part of the Customer Racing departments since the beginning,” said Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Operations Leader Andrew Johns.
“When the latest updates to the i30 N were revealed it was important that we were able to match these changes with the i30 N TCR.
“The new front bodywork and lights are outward evidence of the tireless work performed by our support engineers in continually learning about and developing the car where they can.
“Results show it has always been a very strong contender in the TCR category. However, we never take the successes or our customers for granted, so are constantly working to keep them at the front of their championships.”