Hyundai Debuts Elantra N TCR

Jan 25, 2021

In preparation for its U.S. racing debut, the brand-new two-liter turbocharged Hyundai Elantra N TCR race car was unveiled by Bryan Herta Autosport at Daytona International Raceway.

Since their racing debut in 2018 with Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA), Hyundai has won three back-to-back TCR championships and the 2020 Manufacturers title.

“The all-new Elantra N TCR car is an exciting addition to Hyundai’s formidable TCR lineup,” said Bryan Herta. “We are proud to be providing this new challenger it’s track debut. I am confident the Elantra N TCR will be fast and fun to drive as you would expect from a Hyundai N.”

Racing in the North America premier TCR category, the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, BHA will enter a pair of Elantra N TCR entries: Mark Wilkins and Harry Gottsacker in the #33 Elantra N TCR and Ryan Norman and Parker Chase driving the No. 98 Elantra N TCR.

The Hyundai Veloster N TCR returns with majority in the IMPC TCR category with 9 cars entered. BHA drivers Michael Lewis and Taylor Hagler showed off the 2021 Veloster N TCR model at the unveiling.

Elantra N TCR Specifications

Dimensions

Length: 4710mm

Width: 1950mm

Wheelbase: 2750mm

Minimum Weight: 1265kg including the driver

Engine

Turbocharged 4-cylinder inline, transversally installed

Distribution: two overhead camshafts, 16 valves

Displacement: 1998cc

Max. output: 350hp @ 7000 rpm

Max. torque: 450Nm @ 3500 rpm

Transmission

Front-wheel-drive

Gearbox: 6-speed sequential with paddle shift

Clutch: Cerametallic twin-disc

Differential: multi-plate limited slip differential with external pre-load

Chassis

Front suspension: McPherson strut, coil springs, gas-filled dampers, anti-roll bar

Rear suspension: 4-arm multi-link axle, coil springs, gas-filled dampers, anti-roll bar

Steering: electrical power assisted rack and pinion

Brakes

Dual circuit hydraulic system

Front brakes: six-piston calipers, 380 mm steel ventilated discs

Rear brakes: two-piston calipers, 278 mm steel discs

Wheels

Braid 18″x10″ aerodynamic rims, specifically designed for Hyundai Motorsport

Fuel System

26.4 gallon fuel tank with endurance refueling capability

Interior

Sabelt race seats and 6-point, HANS compatible, harness