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Hyundai teases EV race car again

Korean brand's motorsport division has teased its electric race car online ahead of a Frankfurt debut.
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Can you feel the electricity in the air? This year’s Frankfurt motor show is sizing up to be a big year for electric vehicle debuts and Hyundai is joining the fray.

The Korean company has once again teased its first-ever electric race car, designed and built at Hyundai Motorsport’s headquarters in Alzenau, Germany. It’s set to debut at the Frankfurt media day on September 10.

The second teaser for the upcoming race car parodies Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as 2018 FIA World Touring Car Cup champion Gabriele Tarquini plugs in the car, concealed under a cloth, and declares, “It’s alive!”

Rather than an eight-foot tall creature with a pallid complexion and black lips, there appears to be a shapely race car underneath the cloth with a large rear wing. Unless you have X-ray vision, though, it’s hard to tell what it looks like beyond its angular headlights.

Hyundai still sees the value in a good old-fashioned surprise and is therefore being tight-lipped ahead of the Frankfurt show. All we can surmise is that it’s electric and a race car and… well, that’s about it. We’ll all just have to hang in there for another week to see what this car is based on, how powerful it is, and what kind of racing it’ll participate in.

In addition to Hyundai Motorsport’s race car, the Frankfurt motor show will also see the debut of the Hyundai 45 electric concept. Production versions of the Honda E, Mini Cooper SE, Porsche Taycan and Volkswagen ID.3 are also set to be revealed.