Hyundai reveals i20 N Rally2 for privateer teams and drivers

By JAY WONG | 22 October 2020

BERLIN: Hyundai's motorsport arm unveiled its i20 N Rally2 - an all-new rally car intended for privateer teams and drivers.

Meant for both professional rally drivers as well as drivers who compete purely for pleasure, Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing created the car that's based off the i20 N road-going version.

The i20 N Rally2 still maintains the use of a five-speed sequential gearbox from the i20 R5 but reiterated that every other part, including the 1.6-litre turbocharged engine of the i20 N Rally2, is practically brand new.


The i20 N Rally2 has been provided with new suspension components and dampers which is said to provide the car with a more driver-friendly handling characteristic on all surfaces.

This is vital in the Rally2 category, which forms the basis for numerous national and regional championships as well as the international WRC 2 and WRC 3 classes, and are the cars of choice

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The new car will aim to continue the success of the i20 R5, which has claimed numerous titles with customers, including national titles in Spain, Portugal and Poland since debuting late in 2016.

Teams with the i20 R5 will continue to enjoy the same high level of support, uninterrupted by the development of the new car.

An extensive testing program for the i20 N Rally2 will begin later this month, with the first deliveries to customers and final homologation scheduled for mid-2021.

"Every area of the new car is an improvement over the original (i20 R5) thanks to the design work completed by our dedicated team of designers and engineers. Our focus is now on testing the car to further develop each aspect of the design to improve both performance and reliability, while also ensuring that the handling enables each and every one of our customers to achieve the best possible results when they can start competing with the i20 N Rally2 next year," said Hyundai Motorsport team principal Andrea Adamo.