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Hyundai's new i30 N wins TCR Europe Trophy

The i30 N TCR, Hyundai Motor Co.'s purpose-built circuit car, beat rivals at the TCR Europe Trophy race held in Italy, the carmaker said Monday.

In the circuit event held at the Adria International Raceway from Oct. 27-29, Hyundai's i30 N TCR outpaced such vehicles as the Audi RS3 LMS and Volkswagen's Golf GTi, Hyundai Motor said in a statement.

The win comes weeks after the i30 N TCR beat the same rivals at its TCR International Series debut held in China from Oct. 6-8.

After upgrading the high-performance car based on data earned from the TCR, Hyundai said it plans to sell the race car model to international professional racing teams later this year.

The i30 N TCR was developed from the conventional i30 N, a high-performance car powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline turbo engine. It completed a grueling 24-hour endurance race in Germany in the past two years and comes with a six-speed sequential gearbox that doles out 330 horsepower, the carmaker said.

In this photo, taken during the TCR Europe Trophy event held in Italy from Oct. 27-29, Hyundai Motor Co.'s i30 N TCR runs the Adria International Raceway to win the race. (Photo courtesy of Hyundai Motor) (Yonhap)

Hwi Won  edt@koreapost.com

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