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Hyundai Motorsport set to switch-on electric racing

GETTING READY TO RACE: A teaser image to punt the coming Hyundai electric racing car. Image: Hyundai

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Hyundai Motorsport is assembling its first battery-powered racing car designed and built at Hyundai Motorsport’s HQ in Germany.

The Corner doesn’t yet have an image but it will come when the cars are unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt auto show on September 10.

The move to electric extends Hyundai Motorsport’s racing involvement, extending a tradition established through circuit racing and rallying started in 2012 – the latter with several World Rally championships.

The company also has a successful Customer Racing division, established in September 2015, which has developed the competitive i20 R5, i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR cars that between them have motorsport wins and championships around the world.

The first glimpses of the new car can be seen in a video published on Hyundai Motorsport’s social media channels ahead of the Frankfurt launch.

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Andrea Adamo, team director at Hyundai Motorsport, told The Corner: ”This new chapter promises to show our high-performance abilities, green technology, and our unwavering passion for motorsport.

”Our team in Germany has been working for many months on the electric racers and we’ll soon be able to share the fruits of their labour.

“It promises to be a new chapter for our company, one that will link closely to the current trends and innovations in the wider automotive industry.”

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