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
Minimum Weight: 1265kg including the driver
Turbocharged 4-cylinder inline, transversally installed
Distribution: two overhead camshafts, 16 valves
Max. output: 350hp @ 7000 rpm
Max. torque: 450Nm @ 3500 rpm
Gearbox: 6-speed sequential with paddle shift
Clutch: Cerametallic twin-disc
Differential: multi-plate limited slip differential with external pre-load
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
Dual circuit hydraulic system
Front brakes: six-piston calipers, 380 mm steel ventilated discs
Rear brakes: two-piston calipers, 278 mm steel discs
Braid 18″x10″ aerodynamic rims, specifically designed for Hyundai Motorsport
26.4 gallon fuel tank with endurance refueling capability
Sabelt race seats and 6-point, HANS compatible, harness