The Hyundai Veloster N Is Going Electric For Motorsports

All images: Hyundai
All images: Hyundai

Our beloved Hyundai Veloster N is going electric.

Hyundai has revealed its first-ever electric race car at the Frankfurt Motor Show today, and man am I stoked to see this thing on track in the future.

The all-electric Veloster N is designed to compete in the brand new ETCR Championship, which is kicking off its first-ever season next year, in 2020. Basically, it’s a series dedicated to electric touring cars—the details on the whole thing itself are sparse but forthcoming.

Which is pretty similar to the Veloster N. Its press release talks a lot about the design of the new electric racer, but it doesn’t get into any nitty-gritty details about all its specs just yet.

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From the outside, this model looks pretty similar to its ICE-powered TCR sibling—all the real interesting stuff is going on inside. Instead of that engine, though, is an electric powertrain, which is mid-mounted behind the driver. That means the power will be sent to the rear wheels. An electric rear-wheel drive racer is a huge first for Hyundai.

That’s about all we have regarding the specs of the car itself, with the exception of some photos showing off its in-your-face graphics. The press release further mentions that this is Hyundai’s first step toward making electric racing “one of the pillars of the company.”

If that means we’ll be able to expect more EV-swapped race cars, then I am exceptionally here for it. We’ll just have to wait patiently to find out exactly what those cars will be.

Weekends at Jalopnik. Managing editor at A Girl's Guide to Cars. Lead IndyCar writer and assistant editor at Frontstretch. Novelist. Motorsport fanatic.

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Hyundai (Kia/Genesis) is very quickly becoming THE enthusiast brand(s). Their recent cars, future cars, and their dedication to motor sports really is drawing a lot of great attention from the car community.