Hyundai unveiled its new facility in Alzenau, Germany, which will serve as its center for motorsport development.
Measuring 8,200 square meters, Hyundai will use the facility to focus on developing its World Rally Championship (WRC) effort for 2014. A total of 50 WRC specialists from 11 countries will work there. Further emphasizing its commitment to developing motorsport technology, Hyundai will also open its Nurburgring testing facility later this year.
“This is a historic day for Hyundai Motor Company. Not only are we celebrating the opening of the new home of Hyundai Motorsport, but also demonstrating our commitment to improving the performance of all of our cars.”
In March, the company brought a version of its i20 WRC car to the Geneva Motor Show to preview its progress. Hyundai initially previewed the car during the 2012 Paris Motor Show, but the version in Geneva featured a list of enhancements including better aerodynamics, a stiffer chassis, and improved suspension and cooling components.
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