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    Quote Originally Posted by ouvreur View Post
    Unless that's what they want you to think...

    We'll see what turns up in Monte Carlo.
    Your assertions lack credibility.

    Because you problem is, many other people in this world also have eyes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallyfiend View Post
    Your assertions lack credibility.

    Because you problem is, many other people in this world also have eyes...
    Other people may have eyes, but if all they're looking at / reading is PR or carefully managed interviews, they're not really seeing anything at all.

    It's all a smokescreen. Diversion. Don't get me wrong, I respect what Adamo is trying to do, and I'd be doing the same in his position. Underplaying his hand, lowering expectations, making everyone think Hyundai are on the back foot. Takes the pressure off for Monte - if the car wins, amazing! If it fails, oh well, they were so far behind.

    But based on what I see and read from elsewhere, that's no mule they've been testing. At least, it sure as hell isn't an i20 Coupe with a suit on. It has the proper cage, or at least a first version of it - how else would the co-drivers have sampled the new seating position / know how warm it gets with the new exhaust routing?

    We may see a car with different bodywork / aero. But the idea that only now are they starting to test fundamental chassis concepts? Never in a million years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ouvreur View Post
    Other people may have eyes, but if all they're looking at / reading is PR or carefully managed interviews, they're not really seeing anything at all.

    It's all a smokescreen. Diversion. Don't get me wrong, I respect what Adamo is trying to do, and I'd be doing the same in his position. Underplaying his hand, lowering expectations, making everyone think Hyundai are on the back foot. Takes the pressure off for Monte - if the car wins, amazing! If it fails, oh well, they were so far behind.

    But based on what I see and read from elsewhere, that's no mule they've been testing. At least, it sure as hell isn't an i20 Coupe with a suit on. It has the proper cage, or at least a first version of it - how else would the co-drivers have sampled the new seating position / know how warm it gets with the new exhaust routing?

    We may see a car with different bodywork / aero. But the idea that only now are they starting to test fundamental chassis concepts? Never in a million years.
    I don't think the car they're testing is even the same MODEL of car that will be used for the Rally1 car....

    I could be wrong, but I don't believe they'll use the i20....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallyfiend View Post
    I don't think the car they're testing is even the same MODEL of car that will be used for the Rally1 car....

    I could be wrong, but I don't believe they'll use the i20....
    Have you seen the pics today? There’s an i20 Rally1 being tested, but with many new parts to the previous i20 Rally1 test car

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    They announced the i20 N Rally1 which makes sense, use rally to push the hot-hatch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRCStan View Post
    They announced the i20 N Rally1 which makes sense, use rally to push the hot-hatch.
    Have they? Where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallyfiend View Post
    Have they? Where?
    Of course they being WRC.com that's definitely what I meant. https://www.wrc.com/en/news/2021/wrc...undai-in-2022/

    I'm trying to get on to https://motorsport.hyundai.com but it's down. Wonder why that is? No worries, https://www.hyundai.news/eu/articles...r-line-up.html has NO mention of i20 N Rally1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallyfiend View Post
    I don't think the car they're testing is even the same MODEL of car that will be used for the Rally1 car....

    I could be wrong, but I don't believe they'll use the i20....
    I'm not trying to have an argument with you, but do you seriously think that they've tested two iterations of an i20 N-based car, the latest being seen in public for the first time this weekend, only to throw it all in the bin with just under a month until the homologation deadline and build it into a completely different body style?

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    Adamo said they would be testing the 'new car' at the end of Nov, so this is it, the i20 that Tanak has been testing.

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    I think its confirmed..

    Oliver Solberg @OliverSolberg01
    Fantastic to be behind the wheel of @HMSGOfficial's 2022 car today.

    And...
    https://www.autosport.com/wrc/news/h...cover/6832767/

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