i20 N WRC Rally1.
The car our crews are driving to success.
Designed in 2014 by Hyundai’s R&D Centre in Namyang and manufactured at our HQ in Alzenau, Germany, the original i20 Coupe WRC specs were the result of our team working around the clock for 12 months. Specs evolved but - except for 2016 - the coupe body style remained.
Since 2014, when the first model competed on the roads of the WRC events, the i20 Coupe WRC has been upgraded both for better performance on the tracks and to continue to comply with regulations.
With the i20 Coupe WRC, our teams have secured victories on all terrains – gravel, snow, mixed, and tarmac – and have also claimed the manufacturer's title. Twice.
The Hyundai 2022 i20 N WRC Rally1 is the product of the new regulations - combining a traditional 1.6-litre internal combustion engine with a common plug-in hybrid unit – and the breadth of experience built up by the team over eight competitive seasons in WRC.
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For the first time ever, WRC cars will run hybrid engines in 2022. The new Rally1 regulations will see the cars fitted with 100kW plug-in hybrid power units that will produce over 500 horsepower when combined with the 1.6 litre internal combustion engine. Drivers in WRC will deploy the electrical energy through an automatic system dictated by pre-programmed engine maps.
The hybrid module supplied by the German manufacturer Compact Dynamics is provided equally to all WRC teams, giving additional power to the current 1.6 litre turbo engine. A 100kW (134hp), 180Nm motor, battery, inverter, and management device are covered with a carbon housing and connected between the propeller shaft and the rear differential.
i20 WRC Evolution.
Twelve months was all our team of experts had to create the ambitious i20 WRC version back in 2014. Despite the time constraint, the i20 Coupe WRC boasted powerful engineering which has seen year-over-year performance enhancements and significant changes to gain a competitive edge over other competitors and comply with IFA technical regulations.
Hyundai i20 WRC.Our first model developed to compete in the WRC. Twelve months of hard work certainly paid off when our teams secured our first spot on the podium in Mexico and our maiden victory with a 1-2 in Germany.
2015 - Hyundai i20 WRC.New changes such as a new engine during the Rally Mexico to deliver more power, and a paddle shift in Argentina, which saw our drivers extract more consistency and performance from the car.
New Generation i20 WRC.An all-new racing car based on the New Generation i20. Pace and durability were the core of our component and setting evaluation — the first to use the full range of capability at our Alzenau factory.
Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC.Design and development changes to comply with new regulations. Aerodynamic and mechanical grip with increase in engine power, less overall weight, and the return of the active centre differential.
Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC.We increased power even further to put up a good fight on the roads against our rivals. Performance on tarmac was the focus. Victories in Sweden, Portugal, and Sardinia in one of our closest seasons.
Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC.Our sixth season has been our best season to date. The i20 Coupe WRC allowed for stability after an intensive development programme, which delivered on our goals of securing our first manufacturer’s title.
Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC.Our goal was to provide our crews with the most competitive package to defend our 2019 manufacturers’ title. And the hard work paid off, victories in Monte-Carlo, Estonia, and Italy resulting in the second consecutive WRC title.
Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC.
Even though (or maybe because) the team pushed the car really hard to repeat the manufacturer's title for the third time in a row, they finished second (and conquered 108 of 214 special stages).