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Hyundai Teases Electric Race Car in New Tarquini Video

Hyundai teases its new electric race car again in a new video with Gabriele Tarquini…

Hyundai Motorsport has teased its upcoming electric race car again in a new video featuring reigning FIA WTCR champion Gabriele Tarquini.

The car, which is understood to be built to ETCR regulations for WSC Group’s nascent electric touring car series, will be revealed on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.

Hyundai confirmed the launch last month but hasn’t confirmed what category it could race in. The Korean manufacturer, which has its motorsport base in Germany, also competes in the FIA World Rally Championship.

“After a positive reaction to our new electric project, we are excited to unveil the car at IAA,” said team director Andrea Adamo.

“It will mark the continuation of our motorsport journey, starting a brand-new chapter, as we embrace new ventures. The future is looking bright, and we look forward to revealing more in Frankfurt next week.”

Tarquini previously expressed his interest in ETCR, saying late last year that he ‘dreams’ to be involved in Hyundai’s ETCR program. “I am fascinated by this new project and if they ask, I’m ready!” he added.

Additional ETCR news is also expected from the Frankfurt Motor Show, including from launch manufacturer Cupra, which will have a large presence at the show along with parent brand SEAT.

E-racing365 revealed last month that ETCR is still on track for as many as four events next year before a full-scale launch in 2021.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is e-racing365's Managing Editor and also European Editor for Sportscar365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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    September 4, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    This just in: Gabriele Tarquini to replace Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik for the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog Movie!

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