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Hyundai working on electric race car

Motorsport division to present its first-ever EV racer at the Frankfurt motor show in September.
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Hyundai Motorsport has confirmed it has "begun work" on an electric race car that "will herald a new motorsport era for the company".

Designed and built at the racing division's headquarters in Alzenau, Germany, the EV race car is scheduled to be revealed at Hyundai's media day at the Frankfurt motor show in September.

The vehicle is the first electric race car to be developed by the brand, thought it's unclear whether it's destined for Formula E or another championship series.

"For many months, our team in Alzenau has been working hard on an exciting electric vehicle and soon we will be able to share the fruits of these labours," said Andrea Adamo, team director for Hyundai Motorsport.

"It promises to be a new chapter for our company, a natural extension to our motorsport activities, one that links closely to the current trends and innovations in the wider automotive industry."

The teaser image (top) doesn't really give much indication of what form the Hyundai EV race car will take. Our guess is that the new vehicle could be a version of the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo concept, which was a futuristic race car powered by a hydrogen fuel-cell system – the only recent high-performance concept from the Korean brand with proper electric power.

For now, we'll have to wait and see what Hyundai brings to Frankfurt. Stay tuned to CarAdvice for our coverage.