Hyundai Motorsport has begun work on its first ever electric race car in an exciting new project that will herald a new motorsport era for the company.
Hyundai Motorsport has begun work on its first ever electric race car. The car, which has been designed and built at Hyundai Motorsport's headquarters in Alzenau, Germany, will break cover for the first time on 10 September, the media day of the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt.
The move to electric continues the growth of Hyundai Motorsport, which has become well established in rallying and circuit racing since its inception in 2012. The multiple rally-winning WRC team, now in its sixth season, is currently leading a closely fought Manufacturers' Championship. The company also boasts a successful Customer Racing division, established in September 2015, which has developed the competitive i20 R5, i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR cars that have between them claimed victories and championships in motorsport series around the world.
The first glimpses of the new car can be seen in videos published on Hyundai Motorsport's Social Media channels, offering a hint of what is to come at the official reveal next month.