Romeo Ferraris and its engineering department committed in hybrid TCR cars’ development
In the future of the WSC, the authority that created and manages TCR technical regulations, there will be hybrid propulsion, and Romeo Ferraris immediately played a fundamental role in this process. Combining the experience gained in the category with the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR project and with the fully electric Giulia lined up in the FIA ETCR, the Opera manufacturer was chosen by the organizing company WSC Group for the on-track tests of the new hybrid module
In the last months, Romeo Ferraris has made a specimen of the Giulietta TCR available, after having studied and implemented the necessary technical solutions, so as to allow the WSC Group staff to accumulate data and knowledge in view of the 2024 season, when the TCR cars in the hybrid version will debut in the competitions.
The evolution of the series into HTCR soon garnered strong interest from manufacturers and organizers of the numerous championships, with Romeo Ferraris leading the way by effectively producing the first electrified TCR car. The standard kit supplies additional power to that supplied by the internal combustion engine, with energy recovery which takes place during the braking and deceleration phases.
For the Giulietta TCR, the hybrid variant represents the further declination of a long-lived and winning project, through which Romeo Ferraris has been able to challenge major automotive groups and collect prestigious victories in national and international series, including the FIA WTCR World Championship, as happened in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons, with the title win in the last season in the WTCR Trophy.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR by Romeo Ferraris will also be present in the 2023 season in various Touring series, and orders have also arrived in recent weeks for the preparation of new specimens.
Michela Cerruti, Romeo Ferraris Operations Manager
"We are very proud of the work done in recent months with the WSC Group for the HTCR programme. The tests were a synthesis of our skills, including the development of road cars, knowledge of the TCR regulations through our Alfa Romeo Giulietta and the electric propulsion with the Giulia ETCR. We found further confirmation of the excellent foundations on which the Giulietta TCR project was laid right from the start, we launched it in 2016 up to the successes in various national series and in the WTCR World Championship. The fact that our car has been used as a basis for projecting the entire category towards the future, is a source of great satisfaction for us".