The Hyundai Veloster N ETCR that will contest the inaugural PURE ETCR season this year will make its first appearance in the USA at next weekend’s 24 Hours of Daytona.
Hyundai Motorsport’s Test and Development Driver Augusto Farfus will perform a demonstration run on Daytona International Speedway’s sportscar course, featuring the legendary 31-degree banking on the oval section.
Farfus, who will take to the track on Friday, January 29, said: “Being invited to run a demonstration at Daytona International Speedway is a big opportunity to show the Veloster N ETCR to the world.
“Through the testing we’ve already completed, we know it is very capable of putting on a good display and the track at Daytona should let us show both the superb acceleration and the top speed.”
PURE ETCR, which begins later this year, features the most powerful touring cars ever built with a peak power output of 500kW equivalent to 670bhp, all contesting the world’s first all-electric, multi-brand touring car series.
Hyundai Motorsport Team Principal Andrea Adamo added: “The sight of the Veloster N ETCR at pace on the circuit is sure to build interest in the category, and in electric racing in general in a very important automotive and motorsport market.
“The Daytona track is one of the most famous in the world and the 24 Hours is one of the biggest racing weekends of the year, so we are honoured to have been invited to showcase the car there.”