In February 2017, Hyundai Motorsport announced that the South Korean manufacturer would build a TCR race car based on their i30 N performance model. The design phase started in September 2016 at their Alzenau headquarters in Germany, and in April 2017, the i30 N TCR performed its first test on the circuit, driven by touring car world champion Gabriele Tarquini as its test driver. The car debuted in racing conditions in October 2017 at the Chinese race of the TCR International Series, and scored a victory right away. M1RA started the following season with two i30 N TCR cars, and the team has been using them ever since.

Hyundai i30 N, five doors

turbocharged 4-cylinder in-line, transversally installed
distribution: two overhead camshafts, 16 valves
displacement: 1998 cc
bore x stroke: 86 x 86 mm
max. output: 340hp @ 6600 rpm
max. torque 460nm @ 3200 rpm
lubrication: wet sump

gearbox: X-trac 6-speed sequential with paddle shift
clutch: sintered multi disc
differential: multi-plate limited slip differential with external pre-load

front suspension: McPherson strut, coil springs, gas-filled dampers, anti-roll bar
rear suspension: 4-arm multi-link axle, coil springs, gas-filled dampers, anti-roll bar
steering: electrical power assisted rack and pinion

dual circuit hydraulic system
front brakes: four-piston calipers, 380 mm steel ventilated discs
rear brakes: two-piston calipers, 278 mm steel discs

length: 4450 mm
width: 1950 mm
wheelbase: 2650 mm
minimum weight: 1265 kg including the driver