It's always a good day when we get to post a video about rally racing. It's even better when that video is of a new WRC competitor undergoing testing. This spy video shows Hyundai's i20 WRC, a car that debuted nearly one year ago at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. It's set to usher in Hyundai's return to top-flight motorsports, and will do battle with the cars from Citroen, Ford and Volkswagen that are currently contesting the 2013 season.

This video, which shows the i20 testing on the notoriously tough Finnish rally stages, gives the impression that progress on the new WRC contender is going well. It certainly looks fast, and as with the vast majority of rally cars, it sounds absolutely wonderful (listen to some of those gun-shot-like backfires). Take a look below for the whole, glorious three minutes and 20 seconds of unadulterated rally noise, flying dirt and jumping.


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      Groagun
      • 1 Year Ago
      Impressive for a shake down. Looks very composed, stable and under control. Really looking forward to seeing them on the grid and hopefully it will prompt others to join the fight, maybe even Kia.
      Charles Robichaud
      • 1 Year Ago
      it's to bad that NBC bought out SPEED and there will probably be no more coverage of rally racing ever again, other than that X-games BS that everyone in America thinks is rally racing! NOT lmao. I mean I remember when SPEED was Speedvision, they had everything, plane races, hydro boats, drag racing... turns out they where nothing but a bunch of sell outs for a channel to have just sports and make money off the commercials between the BS!!! what happened to the purists? badass I-20, wonder if they will sell it at the local dealership. now if people could just convince hyundia/kia to get into F1!!!
        clquake
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Charles Robichaud
        I thought Fox owns Speed, and they're turning it into something else.
      Trent
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks great but wondering if the video is running at 2x?
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        @Trent
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      bll
      • 1 Year Ago
      That guy looks like Marcus Gronhom at 1:56 looking out as the car went by.
      dadslife83
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who is developing the car? ProDrive? Who is the test driver?
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