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Hyundai's new i30 N wins on TCR International debut

2017/10/10 11:29

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SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Yonhap) -- The 'i30 N TCR', Hyundai Motor Co.'s purpose-built circuit race car, beat rivals at its TCR International Series debut held in China, the carmaker said Tuesday.

In the TCR International Series held at the Zhejiang International Circuit from Oct. 6-8, Hyundai's i30 N TCR outpaced such vehicles as the Audi RS3 LMS and Volkswagen's Golf GTi, it said.

After upgrading the high-performance car based on data earned from the TCR, Hyundai plans to sell the race car model to international professional racing teams later this year, the statement said.

The i30 N TCR was developed from the conventional i30 N, a high-performance car powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline turbo engine. It completed a grueling 24-hour endurance race in Germany in the past two years and comes with a six-speed sequential gearbox and doles out 330 horsepower, the carmaker said.

In this photo taken on Oct. 8, 2017, and provided by Hyundai Motor, Italian race legend Gabriele Tarquini drives Hyundai's new i30 N TCR to victory at its TCR International Series debut in China. (Yonhap) In this photo taken on Oct. 8, 2017, and provided by Hyundai Motor, Italian race legend Gabriele Tarquini drives Hyundai's new i30 N TCR to victory at its TCR International Series debut in China. (Yonhap)

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