Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Veloster N Compete in Optima’s "2018 Search for a Ultimate Street Car"

09/12/2018, Fountain Valley, CA

  • Hyundai engineers Joshua Vedder and Matthew Scott behind-the-wheel
  • Data collected aids in automobile growth and validation

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 12, 2018 – As automobile buyers energetically wait a arriving launch of a 2019 Veloster N, Hyundai is fueling a expectation by grassroots racing a Veloster N and IONIQ electric in a annual OPTIMA® Batteries “2018 Search for a Ultimate Street Car.” 

The IONIQ electric earnings to urge a 2017 National Championship in a new and sparkling GTE class. Entering a initial full year of competition, a Veloster N is serious a tip GTC category competitors. “The OPTIMA Search for a Ultimate Street Car foe is a ideal venue to concede Hyundai to showcase a expanding opening pouch and deliver a N-brand vehicles to opening enthusiasts,” pronounced Joshua Vedder, comparison organisation manager, Customer Connect, Hyundai Motor America. “The vehicles are mutated in a approach that mirrors a standard fan – gripper tires and suspension, increasing power, etc.; and afterwards tested in this serious environment. This is one approach we safeguard a automobile will surpass a customers’ expectations.” 

Both a 275-horsepower Veloster N and a 201-horsepower IONIQ electric were upgraded for a array and will contest in a second to final eventuality of a season. The teams are anticipating to validate for a OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational.

Post-race group print from Pikes Peak International Raceway with a GTE category trophy: (left/right) Joshua Vedder, motorist of a #440 Veloster N, Hyundai Motor America, Kristi Nishihira, exam and orchestration engineer, Hyundai Motor America, Ryan Miller, manager, ECO-team, Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI), and Matthew Scott, automobile exam and growth engineer, HATCI

2018 Events

  • 15 – 16 Auto Club Speedway | Fontana, CA
  • 3 – 4 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational | Las Vegas, NV

The Cars

2019 Veloster N

  • 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with adult to 275 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Electronically-controlled cessation with mixed track-tuned pushing modes
  • N indication integrated physique pattern sum clearly compute from Veloster line
  • Powertrain:
    • Remus Cat-Back active exhaust
    • Prototype cold atmosphere intake and high ability charge-air cooler
  • Brakes: Wilwood Endurance-race spec system
    • Forged Narrow Superlite Radial-Mount Caliper
      • 6-piston front / 4-piston rear
    • GT 72 Curved Vane Rotor 14.0”/12.9” (Front/Rear)
    • Forged aluminum large stop energetic hat
    • BP20 devalue pads
  • Chassis:
    • 30mm HR Lowering springs
    • Pierce Motorsports strut prop subframe supports
    • Prototype tractable lean bars (23mm front / 22mm rear)
    • Front cove bolts
    • BBS LM-R wheels (19×9)
    • Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R tires, 245/35-19
  • Safety:
    • Pierce Motorsports 4pt removable cage
    • Seats: Recaro Profi SPG XL
    • Harnesses: Sparco Enduro 6-Point
  • Aero: Custom APR front splitter and side skirts.
  • Interior:
    • AEM CD-5 digital lurch and CAN network adapter
    • Racelogic Video VBOX HD2

2018 IONIQ electric racecar

  • Higher Power AC permanent magnet electric engine borrowed from a KONA electric
    • 201 horsepower and 291 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Performance results
    • 0 to 60 mph: 5.8 seconds
    • 0 to 100 mph: 15.7 seconds
    • Top Speed: 115 mph
  • Drexler Limited Slip Differential and 7.05 rigging ratio
  • Wilwood opening stop package
  • Lowering springs with firmer open rate
  • Volk Racing Wheels with 275/35R18 Bridgestone RE71
  • Torque map / rate tuning for softened launch and extent pushing control
  • Improved energy wiring cooling with upgraded radiator and electric H2O pumps
  • Enhanced battery cooling with aloft atmosphere upsurge fans and dedicated atmosphere conditioning ducting
  • Water cooled AC condenser for softened battery cooling while pitted and during charging

Hyundai Engineering Goals

  • Collect information on mixed marks opposite a nation to assist in growth and validation
    • Vehicles are entirely instrumented permitting video and information analysis
  • Evaluate how vehicles conflict to opening upgrades
  • Win a singular eventuality or measure adequate points to validate for a Invitational eventuality hold after a 2018 SEMA show

The Competition consists of 5 pivotal segments:

  • Design Engineering: Judged on their construction and modifications that raise a look, performance, and/or functionality of a batch automobile while progressing or enhancing a ‘Daily Drive’ comfort comforts and accessories.
  • Road Rally: Routes will typically be 25 to 100 miles prolonged and might or might not embody stops
  • Speed Stop: Timed eventuality that establishes a ability of a automobile and motorist to accelerate, negotiate parsimonious turns, and stop in a designated spot.
  • Autocross: Timed eventuality that establishes a ability of a automobile and motorist to negotiate parsimonious turns, delayed speed maneuvers and brief straightaways.
  • Road Course: Timed eventuality that establishes a ability of a automobile and motorist to negotiate a accumulation of turns and straightaways in a shortest time. Very simply, this is a exam to see how closely a travel automobile can perform in genuine highway racing conditions.

Hyundai Motor America
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