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Ken Block To Rock a Hyundai i20 At ARA 2022 And It's A Family Affair

Ken Block To Rock a Hyundai i20 At ARA 2022 And It’s A Family Affair

The ’Most Blocks’ in a Rally championship, Ken Block along with wife Lucy and daughter Lia will compete across two classes of this years’ American Rally Association Championship

Fans of Ken Block and the Hoonigan channel, you guys are in for a treat this year as the Hoonigan Racing Division’s stint, at this year’s American Rally Association Championship kicked off a few days ago.

It’s going to be a fun year ahead as you will see Ken Block with his wife Lucy and Lia compete across two classes off the ARA Championship. This is, in fact, the most ‘Blocks’ in a rally championship ever, where all three members of the Block family will compete alongside each other.

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U-Drag Race: The Subaru WRX AWD Gets Spanked By A FWD Hyundai Elantra N!

U-Drag Race: The Subaru WRX AWD Gets Spanked By A FWD Hyundai Elantra N!

The Hyundai Elantra N shattered the Subaru WRX’s ego both the times they raced each other

The folks at ‘Edmunds’ are back with another U-Drag race. The first two that they arranged were pretty exciting, and we don’t expect this one to be any less. The contenders here are sports cars from the budget segment – the Subaru WRX and the Hyundai Elantra N. Which car are you placing your bets on?

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The Coolest Cars in the World

The Coolest Cars in the World

Here’s a list of some of the coolest cars of 2021

If you are in the market for a car, you will be surprised at the number of offerings you get in every single segment. Right from your Nissan Versa to a Ferrari F8 Tributo; there is competition in every segment. Whether you’re into classic cars, imported models or luxury items, you will be spoilt for choices. But, not every car you see is a cool one. There are a number of factors in determining whether a car is cool or not. There’s the exterior, the interior, the performance, and most importantly, it’s every individual’s opinion. You may or may not agree with some of the entries here, but here’s a look at the coolest cars of 2021.

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Hyundai is the First to Reveal its Hybrid i20 N WRC Rally Car

Hyundai is the First to Reveal its Hybrid i20 N WRC Rally Car

Hybrid powertrain and a lot of other updates are required

In order to prepare for an all-electric era, the 2022 World Rally Championship (WRC) will introduce a new set of technical regulations known as the "Rally1." For the first time in the WRC history, the Rally1 cars will use a hybrid drivetrain and they will have to travel in electric-only mode on specific road sections.

Hyundai is the first one to announce its Rally1 contender with a few weeks before the season’s start later this month. The car - the i20 N Rally1 - is based on the road-going version i20 N, but it has been developed from the ground up to accommodate the new hybrid setup.

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Battle Of The Hot Budget Hatches: The Hyundai i20 N vs Ford Fiesta ST vs Volkswagen Polo GTI

Battle Of The Hot Budget Hatches: The Hyundai i20 N vs Ford Fiesta ST vs Volkswagen Polo GTI

The i20 N, the Fiesta ST, and the Polo GTI get together on the drag strip for a series of straight-line races

Mat Watson and his team from ‘Carwow’ brought three hot budget hatches to the drag strip. The contenders were the Hyundai i20 N, the Ford Fiesta ST, and the Volkswagen Polo GTI. All of them make in the whereabouts of 200 horsepower. The fact that every car has an aspect where it shines the best and is better than its competitors makes up for an interesting race. Which hatch do you have your money on?

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2021 Hyundai Elantra N TCR

2021 Hyundai Elantra N TCR

Hyundai’s latest offering to race-eager customers is here

Like the other TCR cars before it, the Elantra N TCR is a race car you can’t get to drive on public roads. It has been developed to serve private racing teams and it’s underpinned by the popular Elantra sedan; although not much is carried over from the original car except the chassis and well, the name.

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2020 Hyundai RM20e

2020 Hyundai RM20e

Hyundai is setting its sights on electric racing with an absolute beast: meet the RM20e

Laugh all you want, but EVs aren’t just ready to take over the streets, but also the world’s track and rally stages; from Ken Block’s electric rallye Ford Fiesta, to Formula E, to Hyundai’s hip-shattering RM20e.

Yes, Hyundai developed and built a race-ready EV that goes like hell.

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2020 Hyundai Veloster N ETCR

2020 Hyundai Veloster N ETCR

Hyundai is ready to join in on some electrified door-to-door touring car racing

Hyundai is one of the top players in the TCR category of touring car racing. The most popular category in the world of tin tops can be seen in action almost anywhere in the world, including Stateside, and now an electric series seems more tangible than ever. Hyundai released the Veloster N E-TCR to go alongside Cupra’s E-TCR racer. The Hyundai features four electric motors, all in the back, and a 65-kWh battery package.

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The Hyundai Veloster N ETCR Is a Wild RWD Electric Race Car

The Hyundai Veloster N ETCR Is a Wild RWD Electric Race Car

Is it only me, or is the Veloster N ETCR the closest we’ll ever come to the stunning Hyundai Veloster Midship concept?

Revealed next to lightened Hyundai i30 N, the ETCR-prepped Hyundai Veloster N wowed the Frankfurt Motor Show press crowds with the flamboyant livery, and, quite frankly, impressive looks. Prepared for the ETCR - the electric touring car racing series - that starts in 2020 - the Veloster N features a mid-mounted electric motor, RWD, and floor-mounted batteries.

While the car is a cool racing proposition for the future, the story behind it is a bit more interesting than what you could pick up at first glance. We know a lot more about it than Hyundai was comfortable to reveal in Frankfurt.

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The 2019 Hyundai Veloster N TCR Seems Ready For A Promising Racing Season In 2019

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster N TCR Seems Ready For A Promising Racing Season In 2019

This car is set to carry the legacy of the i30 N TCR that won the 2018 championships

The Hyundai Elantra GT N Line did not come alone to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit; it has the 2019 Velostar N TCR for company. This race car from the South Korean is eligible to race in the 2019 International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Michelin Pilot Challenge series and the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge. Doesn’t it feel tempting to own a car that has raced the tracks?

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2019 Hyundai Veloster N TCR

2019 Hyundai Veloster N TCR

The i30 N TCR will still be available and will race head-to-head with the Veloster

Hyundai will switch from the i30 N TCR to the Veloster N TCR for 2019 and aims at continued success in the Blancpain GT World Challenge TCR division as well as IMSA’s Michelin Pilot Challenge series. The new car will be offered through Bryan Herta Autosport in the U.S. for just $155,000 plus shipping charges.

Hyundai has ramped up its motorsport presence in the past few years. They’ve taken on the World Rally Championship and, more recently, entered the highly popular TCR scene with thei30 N hatchback. The car proved successful in both the World Touring Car Cup and the U.S.-bound Blancpain GT World Challenge.

After taking the team’s title this season the TCR class, Bryan Herta Autosport will offer the i30 N TCR’s replacement, based on the Veloster N platform, next year as a turn-key option for aspiring privateers. What is more, Hyundai will back teams competing in both IMSA-sanctioned and USAC-sanctioned championships next year.

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2018 Hyundai Ioniq SEMA Ultimate Street Car

2018 Hyundai Ioniq SEMA Ultimate Street Car

This is not your typical electric Hyundai

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric may not look like a race car, but leave it to Hyundai to create something out of seemingly nothing with the Ioniq Electric 2018 Ultimate Street Car. Developed to defend its 2017 title in the GTE class of the Optima Ultimate Street Car series, this one-off Ioniq Electric isn’t for the faint of heart. It looks the part of a race car. It’s fitted with a number of racing components. Most importantly, it’s the recipient of an electric motor transplant from the Hyundai Kona, giving it the juice to compete against the likes of Chevrolet Bolt EV and the Tesla Model S P100D. The Hyundai Ioniq Electric is scheduled to compete in the last two races of the 2018 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational.

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2018 Hyundai Veloster SEMA Ultimate Street Car

2018 Hyundai Veloster SEMA Ultimate Street Car

Special Race Car To Announce The Upcoming Hyundai Veloster N

Prepared to compete at the Optima Batteries’ 2018 Search for the Ultimate Street Car, Hyundai unveiled an all-new special Veloster N. It will enter the Optima Batteries GTC class and compete at the last two events of the year. The reasoning behind this new special edition Veloster N is straightforward. Hyundai is about to reveal the performance-focused Veloster N in the U.S. Generating hype by competing in events like this can only further the cause of linking the Veloster N name with performance and excitement.

"The OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car competition is the perfect venue to allow Hyundai to showcase its expanding performance envelope and introduce the N-brand vehicles to performance enthusiasts," said Joshua Vedder, Senior Group Manager, Customer Connect, Hyundai Motor America. "The vehicles are modified in a way that mirrors a typical enthusiast – gripper tires and suspension, increased power, etc.; and then tested in this severe environment. This is one way we ensure our vehicle will exceed our customers’ expectations."

Apart from the new specially prepared racing Veloster N, Hyundai unveiled an awesome Ioniq with the drivetrain from the Kona Electric. That one will try to defend the title it won at the 2017 National Championship in the GTE class. Nevertheless, we are focused now on the Veloster N as it did receive some serious upgrades over the streetcar that will come soon to our market, but it remain a street-legal machine.

Applying much the same magic as to the stunning i30 N, Hyundai translated the Veloster N into a car capable of competing with the likes of the Civic Type R, the Golf GTI, and the Focus ST, among others. We have been expecting the Veloster N for some time. Actually, ever since we saw that stunning mid-engine Veloster with a 2.0-liter, 296-horsepower turbocharged engine back in 2014.

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2018 Hyundai i30 N TCR

2018 Hyundai i30 N TCR

Prepped for the Pirelli World Challenge

Launched for the 2018 model year, the i30 N is Hyundai first high-performance vehicle for the road. Although the N division is a few years old and responsible for the company’s solid rally campaign, road-going cars wearing this badge are still to come. While the i30 N already available in Europe, a similar version of the brand-new Veloster is coming to the U.S. in 2018. The i30 won’t make it on this side of the pond for road use, but Hyundai wants to use the beefed-up hatchback on the race track. Meet the i30 N TCR, Hyundai’s weapon of choice for the Pirelli World Challenge.

Showcased for the first time at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, the i30 N TCR was launched alongside Hyundai’s new partnership with Bryan Herta Autosport. The result of this collaboration is a factory-sponsored race team that uses two versions of Hyundai’s i30 N TCR race cars currently available to customers in Europe. Bryan Herta will also develop all aspects of the team, including technicians, drivers, coaching, and management.

As the name suggests, the i30 N TCR will compete in the Touring Car Racing division of the Pirelli World Championship. The season kicks off in March and ends in September after six events across the U.S. You’ll be able to see the i30 N TCR on March 23-25 in Texas, April 27-29 in Virginia, May 25-28 in Connecticut, July 13-15 in Oregon, August 10-12 in Utah, and August 31 - September 2 in New York.

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The Hyundai i30 N Comes to the U.S., But Only as a Race Car

The Hyundai i30 N Comes to the U.S., But Only as a Race Car

TCR-spec hatchback makes debut in Chicago

Unveiled in 2017 as the company’s first road-going model built by the recently established N brand, the Hyundai i30 N isn’t available in the U.S. However, the performance hatchback just made its North American debut at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. Don’t get overly excited though, as only a race-spec version of the hatchback will flex its muscle on U.S. soil. Specifically, Hyundai will race the i30 N in the Touring Car Racing (TCR) class of the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge season.

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