Hyundai Veloster N ETCR Is a Mid-Engined Electric Racecar, Has Over 600 HP

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Hyundai took everyone by surprise at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with the South Korean automaker strenghtening its poisition in the go-fast world via the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR. In other words, the live image gallery above allows you to check out an electric mid-engined racecar.
Destined for the new Electric Touring Car series, the Veloster-based EV racer joins its internal combustion sibling, the N TCR racecar. However, while the latter is animated by a 2.0-liter turbo delivering 350 hp, the carmaker hasn't released any tech details on the electron juice sipper.

However, since SEAT introduced the CUPRA e-Racer last year, with this packing 680 hp, we can expect a similar output from the Hyundai model, since the two will go head to head on the racetrack.

Development for the Veloster N ETCR kicked off in November 2018, while actual testing only kicked off last month. Two cars will be fielded in the innaugural ETCR season next year.

"We are proud to reveal the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR, our first electric race car, designed specifically for ETCR regulations. We have been anticipating this moment for some time and we are thrilled to open this exciting new chapter for our company," head of product division, executive vice president of Hyundai Motor Group, Thomas Schemera said.

And since power oviously goes to the rear wheels (both this and the mid-engined layout are firsts for Hyundai Motorsport), we can't wait to see this e-monster at work on the circuit.

Keep in mind that Hyundai's racing efforts also include the World Rally Championship, along with customer racing (think: i20 R5, i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR).

"ETCR is the natural next step in our journey, and one that aligns perfectly to Hyundai’s global strategy for electric vehicle production. We have a detailed test program for the Veloster N ETCR, supported by the fully trained and experienced team of engineers at Hyundai Motorsport," the executive added.

PS: Are you a Frankenstein fan? Then you should make sure to check out the official clip below.

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