Drive Wire: Hyundai Shows Off its New Rally Car
Now for some unadulterated good news: Hyundai has introduced its 2016 WRC rally car and it’s far from a mundane econo car. It’s based on the I-20 five-door sold in Europe, but other than the badge, it’s completely different. The all-wheel-drive compact racer is powered by a 300-horse turbo four-cylinder through a sequential gearbox. We’ll see it in action when it debuts at the Monte Carlo Rally next month, and we wish Hyundai all the luck in the world. The WRC is some of the best racing out there, but it’s incredibly tough, and Hyundai will need a lot of confidence—and some luck—if it's going to go deep in the race calendar.