Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  Hyundai Veloster N Is Going Racin’ in IMSA
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Hyundai Veloster N Is Going Racin’ in IMSA

Bryan Herta Autosport plans to campaign a pair of the cars.

Ed Tahaney
Jan 15, 2019
Photographer: Hyundai Motor America

Look out Honda and VAG; Hyundai has just rolled out its new Veloster N race car that will compete in TCR (touring car) classes globally, including the 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge in the U.S. (You may know the series better under the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge banner, but the new sponsor means a new name.)

2019 Veloster N TCR 121 Photo 2/25   |   Hyundai Veloster N Is Going Racin’ in IMSA

Two of the Ns will be campaigned by Bryan Herta Autosport, with their first appearance alongside the Civic Type R TCR, Audi RS3 LMS TCR, and VW GTI TCR coming at the January 25 season-opener at Daytona. The cars pack a 2.0-liter turbo four with 350 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, while gearswaps are handled by a six-speed paddle-shifted transmission. At the wheel in the primary car will be Hyundai touring-car vets Michael Lewis and Mark Wilkins, while youngsters Mason Filippi and Harry Gottsacker have been tapped to drive the second.

2019 Veloster N TCR 109 Photo 3/25   |   Hyundai Veloster N Is Going Racin’ in IMSA

Like the i30N TCR, the Veloster N TCR is made at Hyundai Motorsport HQ in Alzenau, Germany, and the cars are said to have approximately 85 percent parts commonality. Equipment includes an AP Racing twin-disc clutch, six-piston Brembo front calipers, Sabelt seats and six-point harnesses, and 15.0-inch front and 10.9-inch rear brake rotors, while the regulated minimum weight is 2,833 pounds with driver. If you'd like to purchase one to enjoy the front-wheel-drive fun for yourself, plan to drop $155,000 plus shipping. The first customer cars will be sent out in March, with priority given to those in countries where the regular Veloster N is available.

The 10-event 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series begins on January 25 at Daytona, with subsequent stops at Sebring, Watkins Glen, and VIR, among other tracks, before wrapping up October 11 at Road Atlanta.

35110 VelosterNTCR Photo 25/25   |   35110 Velosterntcr
By Ed Tahaney
117 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

After a 4-year absence, Japanese pro drifter Daigo Saito is returning to America to tackle the 2020 Formula DRIFT Championship in the Toyota Gazoo Racing 2JZ GT86
bhernandezDec 13, 2019
Believe it or not but the birth of the world's first K20C1-swapped 10th-generation Civic Coupe was all started by accident.
Micah WrightDec 13, 2019
For April Taylor, the day a stranger backed into her Nissan in a parking lot marked the start of a project that would result in one of the cleanest, straightest S14s on the East Coast.
Benjamin HuntingDec 12, 2019
Honda Performance Development's full-throated involvement in trending TCR Touring Cars has led to a new turnkey challenger in the stable: the FK8 Civic Type R TC.
Bob HernandezDec 12, 2019
In a world with luxury sedans like the Audi RS7, Cadillac CTS-V, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, and BMW M5, it's easy for Lexus's GS F to be undeservingly overlooked.
Danny KoreckiDec 11, 2019
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP