2016 Paris Motor Show: Hyundai Motorsport Previews 2017 WRC Challenger

Written by: Irwin Mills

Hyundai Motorsport at the 2016 Paris Motor Show previewed the 2017 WRC challenger. Hyundai's 2017 rally car will make its debut in next season's FIA World Rally Championship at Rallye Monte-Carlo in January.

Since April, Hyundai has been extensively carrying out tests on the 2017 WRC challenger in a variety of different conditions. Currently, the team stands second in the WRC manufacturers' classification on 201 points.

The WRC Challenger is based on the three-door Hyundai i20 and has been specially tuned to meet WRC's 2017 technical regulations. The new rules allow teams more power, an increase to 380 horsepower, more downforce, Electronic Active central differential and the ability to compete with longer and wider vehicles.

The new technical rules will make way for a more dynamic and spectacular show in the popular WRC.

The 2017 WRC challenger showcased in Paris is an interim version, with the final specification and look of the car only to be revealed in December.

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Story first published: Thursday, September 29, 2016, 23:03 [IST]
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