The Hyundai Veloster N ETCR race car has been unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show.
While the road-going Veloster N is a front-wheel drive hot hatch powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 205kW of power and 352Nm of torque, the ETCR has a mid-mounted electric motor driving the rear wheels.
The company has yet to provide details about the car's power, torque and other specifications. It also hasn't said whether we should call the E-TCR mid-motored, mid-engined, or a car with a mid-mounted motor... The mind boggles.
Compared to the street-legal car, the Veloster N ETCR has wider squared-off wheel arches, large front and rear spoilers, slick tyres, and, presumably, a stripped back cabin with a race-ready roll cage.
Designed and built at the Hyundai Motorsports headquarters in Alzenau, Germany, work on the Veloster N ETCR began back in November 2018, and the first shakedown tests were completed in August this year.
Full testing begins this month, with the company planning on making two cars for ETCR's inaugural 2020 season. The only other factory-backed competitor confirmed for ETCR is the Seat Cupra e-Racer.
According to e-Racing 365, the first ETCR season will have three races at locations. Dates and tracks have yet to confirmed for next year's race campaign.
ETCR will reportedly have a longer season in 2021.