2017 Hyundai i20 WRC car shown
Source : 2017 Hyundai i20 WRC car shown
completely new regulations mean more power as well as bigger wings for next year’s top-flight Hyundai rally car, unveiled at the Paris motor show
The WRC machine, based on the three-door i20, will make its competitive debut at next year’s Monte Carlo Rally as Hyundai looks to continue its success inside the series. the idea currently sits second inside the 2016 championship, having returned to the series in 2014.
The 2017 technical regulations give teams greater aerodynamic freedom as well as the opportunity to develop more power, resulting inside the cars pumping out about 380bhp as well as sporting larger wings. The Hyundai car on show at Paris sports an interim livery as well as will evolve further before the idea takes to the rally stages. A further revised type of the auto will be shown to the public in December.
Hyundai team principal Michel Nandan hopes the adjustments will raise the level of entertainment for fans.
“The 2017 WRC regulations have allowed all teams to start through a blank page, which has offered us an exciting engineering challenge,” he said. “The 2017 car began testing in April, with initial work centred on engine as well as powertrain testing. More recently, we have looked at suspension, differential as well as aero. There will be some smaller evolutions on both chassis as well as engine later that will year. We look forward to revealing the final type of our 2017 car later that will year.”
Hyundai is actually in action with three current-generation i20 WRCs that will weekend inside the Tour de Corse, the France round of the championship. that will season has been its most competitive so far, with the team picking up wins in Argentina as well as Sardinia, as well as podium finishes in Monte Carlo, Sweden, Poland as well as Germany.
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