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Humble beginnings
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Accent WRC was first of its kind from both MSD and Hyundai, and there were precious few people at MSD who had actual experience about 4WD turbo-charged WRCars. Yet, rival WRC teams have acknowledged that Accent is sound concept and seemed to be constrained mostly by the limited budget.

Car was much more advanced than for example relatively traditional Seat Cordoba but not much was expected from the first evolution. Ambitiously, a lot of the work was carried out by MSD, even down to the wiring looms, but for example engine tuning was done by Mountune (same company that did early Ford Focus WRC engines).

Accent engineering was mainly done by Nick Clipson, who saw all three Accent evolutions but left MSD for personal reasons in May 2002. Development and testing took better part of a year 1999 but with limited resources car wasn't fully developed by the time it first saw action.

Statistics
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Debut WRC event: Sweden 2000
Best WRC result: 4th by Kenneth Eriksson in Australia 2000
Rallies contested: 13  (works entries)
WRC starts: 27  (works entries)
Outright wins: 0  
Podiums: 0  
DNF's: 12  (DNF's to starts ratio 44.4 %)
Points scored: 13  (manufacturer championship points)
Avg points per rally: 1.0  
Technical data
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Group and class World Rally Car
Engine
Location: Front transverse
Turbo: Yes
Cylinders: 4 in line
Valves: 16
Bore x stroke: 84.0 x 90.0 mm
Cubic capacity: 1998 cc
Power: 300 hp
Torque: 520 Nm
Compression ratio: 9.2:1
Dimensions
Length: 4200 mm
Width: 1770 mm
Height: 1332 mm
Wheelbase: 2440 mm
Front track: 1550 mm
Rear track: 1550 mm
Weight: 1230 kg
Transmission
Drive: 4WD
Gearbox: Longitudinal
Gears: 6
Sequential: Yes
Clutch plates: 3
Clutch diameter: 140 mm
Hyundai Accent WRC prototype
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Accent WRC prototype Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Hyundai Accent WRC, Kenneth Eriksson, Sweden 2000
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Kenneth Eriksson, Sweden 2000 Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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