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HYUNDAI i20 WRC

Hyundai NG i20 WRC is based on the production model of the Hyundai “New Generation i20” and built to FIA international sporting regulations. 

The New Generation i20 WRC was launched for the 2017 season after an extensive testing and development program. From the exterior the wings and flares give the car an aggressive but purposeful look while under the bodywork, improvements have also been made to the suspension kinematics and chassis stiffness along with safety enhancements. 

The World Rally Car is the pinnacle of car technology in rallying and is built from the ground up out of the Alzenau factory in Germany.

Engine
Hyundai Motorsport turbocharged engine with direct injection
Displacement 1600cc
Bore / Stroke 83/73.9
Power (max.) 380hp at 6,500 RPM
Torque (max.) 450Nm at 5,500 RPM
Air restrictor 36mm
Engine Control Unit Magneti Marelli SRG unit
Lubrication Shell Helix Ultra
Tyres
Michelin range
Pilot Sport for tarmac
A41 for snow/ice tarmac
X-Ice North for ice/snow gravel
Latitude Cross for gravel
Cockpit
Seats Sabelt
Belts Sabelt, multiple fixing points belts with adjustable straps
Tank
Fuel tank capacity 80 litres
Fuel FIA approved fuel
Chassis / Suspension
Front / Rear MacPherson struts with adjustable dampers
Steering Hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion
Braking system Ventilated Brembo disc brakes (355mm on tarmac; 300mm on gravel), Air-cooled 4-piston calipers
Handbrake Hydraulic control
Wheels 8x18 inch for tarmac, 7x15 inch for gravel
Transmission
Type 4-wheel drive
Gearbox sequential gearbox, six forward gears and one reverse with paddle shift on steering
Differential Hydraulical in centre, mechanical with ramps in front and rear
Clutch cerametallic twin-disk
Chassis / Bodywork
Structure Steel bodyshell with welded multi-point roll cage
Bodywork Steel and composite fiber panels
Length / Width 4,100/1,875mm
Track width 1,665mm
Wheel base 2,570mm
Weight
Weight min.1,190kg
Weight max.1,350kg with driver and co-driver

2016 - New Generation i20 WRC

For our third season in WRC, we developed an all-new car based on the New Generation i20. The car was rolled out for the first time in Autumn 2014, and underwent a comprehensive test programme.

From evaluation of components and settings, right up to performance runs, our focus was on both pace and durability. It was the first car built using the full range of capability at our Alzenau factory. With upgrades on bodywork, engine, transmission and suspension, the car was a significant step in all areas. The NG i20 WRC was on the pace immediately with podiums in Monte-Carlo and Sweden. These results were quickly followed by victories in Argentina and Sardinia. With two wins and a total of 12 podium results, this car secured our team second in the Manufacturers’ Championship and helped to establish us as genuine contenders against more experienced competitors.

<h3><strong>2016</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;New Generation i20 WRC</h3>
<h3><strong>2015</strong>&nbsp;- Hyundai i20 WRC</h3>

2015 - Hyundai i20 WRC

After a valuable year of learning, our challenger for 2015 saw the benefits of our first full season. The i20 WRC had already been significantly developed during 2014 to enhance competitiveness and reliability.

We continued to make improvements throughout our second year. An engine joker was introduced in Rally Mexico, to deliver more power. This upgrade was ratified on our in-house engine test bench. We also introduced a paddle shift in Argentina, which allowed our drivers to extract more consistent performance from the car. The main focus for 2015, though, was on development of the New Generation i20 WRC, which would be introduced for the following season. It was another ambitious phase for our team with two car projects running concurrently, and with more podium success along the way!

2014 - Hyundai i20 WRC

Time was the biggest challenge facing our team in creating the 2014-specification Hyundai i20 WRC. From a blank sheet of paper to a competitive rally in just twelve months, it was a huge achievement.

An evolution of a vehicle designed by Hyundai’s R&D centre in Namyang, the car was prepared at our headquarters in Alzenau to meet FIA regulations. We carried out extensive testing in a range of conditions to fully assess transmission and suspension. 8,000 kilometres were completed from May 2013 up to our WRC debut in January 2014. Our hard work certainly paid off; we scored our first podium in Mexico and our maiden victory with a 1-2 in Germany.

<h3><strong>2014</strong> - Hyundai i20 WRC</h3>