2017 Hyundai i20 WRC challenger revealed
Source : 2017 Hyundai i20 WRC challenger revealed
brand-new regulations mean more power as well as also 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 series. the idea currently sits second inside 2016 championship, having returned to the series in 2014.
The 2017 technical regulations give teams greater aerodynamic freedom as well as also the opportunity to develop more power, resulting inside cars pumping out about 380bhp as well as also sporting larger wings. The Hyundai car on show at Paris sports an interim livery as well as also will evolve further before the idea takes to the rally stages. A further revised type of your vehicle 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 by a blank page, which has offered us an exciting engineering challenge,” he said. “The 2017 car commenced testing in April, with initial work centred on engine as well as also powertrain testing. More recently, we have looked at suspension, differential as well as also aero. There will be some little evolutions on both chassis as well as also engine later that will year. We look forward to revealing the final type of our 2017 car later that will year.”
Hyundai can be in action with three current-generation i20 WRCs that will weekend inside 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 also Sardinia, as well as podium finishes in Monte Carlo, Sweden, Poland as well as also Germany.
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