The Hyundai i20 WRC 2016 will be the new car that Dani Sordo, Thierry Neuville and Hayden Paddon will drive in the World Rally Championship next season.
He Hyundai i20 WRC 2016 It has been shown by the Motorsport division of the South Korean firm, a car with which Dani Sordo, Thierry Neuville Y Hayden Paddon They will drive in the 2016 World Rally Championship.
The presentation took place at the factory that the team Hyundai Motorsport has in Alzenau (Germany).
It will be the third season that he Hyundai i20 WRC participate in the elite category of the World Rally Championship after a 2014 season in which he won a double in the Rally of Germany and three podium finishes (finished four overall), and a 2015 season in which they have managed to finish third overall, fighting for second place against Citroen.
Some weeks we were able to interview Dani Sordo, who told us about the 2016 version makes the Spanish rider told us that we would see a car a little longer and a different philosophy in sight so far. Both the rear spoiler and the front splitter have been revised to improve aerodynamics and mechanical ventilation, respectively. Also he spoke of general improvements, especially at the level of chassis (More rigid) of suspension and of engine response.
He propeller It is held in a displacement of 1.6 liters and power 300 hp, coupled to a six-speed sequential transmission. It will be the last year that these specifications are maintained, since 2017 ahead will be allowed to develop more powerful engines.
The premiere of Hyundai i20 WRC 2016 will take place on January 22, 2016, when the Monte Carlo Rally open the calendar. This time, Dani Sordo and Neuville yes they will use the new car, while Paddon will have to use the old version, until the Rally Sweden and can release the new (second round of the World, to be held on February 12).
Gone are few 8,000 kilometers of tests over the last year, with Germany and Spain, among other countries, such as test sites.
Kenvin Abbring will occupy the position of test driver Hyundai WRC 2017, and the Hyundai R5, a project that could start allowing orders since mid 2016. For some rallies of the World, Hyundai Motorsport could give Kevin one fourth car to run.
Specifications Hyundai i20 WRC 2016
Engine: 1.6 petrol turbocharged direct injection.
Power: 300 hp at 6,000 rpm
Torque: 400 Nm (40.81 mkg) at 5,000 rpm
Length: 404 cm
Width: 182 cm
Height: 142 cm
Battle: 257 cm
Weight: 1.200 kg load
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