Hyundai has given the world a glimpse of its first ever electric race car, which will usher in a new motorsport era for the Korean manufacturer.
Designed and built by Hyundai Motorsport at its headquarters in Alzenau, Germany, the car will be fully unveiled at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt on September 10 but can be seen in teaser videos online.
The company has already made a name for itself in rallying and racing since 2012, however it is moving into the electric motorsport category – something that is growing in status as it reflects the movement of the automotive industry.
The new chapter, while not yet fully disclosed to what race series it will be used, is said to showcase Hyundai’s high-performance capabilities, its green technology credentials and motorsport chops.
“A new era is dawning at Hyundai Motorsport. For many months, our team in Alzenau has been working hard on an exciting electric vehicle and soon we will be able to share the fruits of these labors,” said Andrea Adamo, team director. “It promises to be a new chapter for our company, a natural extension to our motorsport activities, one that links closely to the current trends and innovations in the wider automotive industry. There’s not much longer to wait; all will be revealed at the IAA in Frankfurt in early September.”