- Rhys Millen Racing has put three rally cars up for sale on its Web site.
- The sale is a result of Hyundai ending its North American motorsports participation for 2013.
- Two modified 2011 Hyundai Turbo Veloster vehicles are available, as well as a 2001 Accent WRC EVO 3.5 priced at $135,000.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California — Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) has put three rally cars up for sale on its Web site, just a couple months after Hyundai said that it is not renewing its North American motorsports participation for 2013. That announcement marked the end of Hyundai's sponsorship of Rhys Millen and his team at RMR.
The South Korean automaker sponsored New Zealand native Rhys Millen for four years. Under Hyundai sponsorship, Millen recently took 1st place overall while setting the course record in the 90th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb driving a race-modified 700-horsepower Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Millen also competed in ESPN's X Games and RallyCross competitions.
As a result of the separation, RMR is selling the contents of its Hyundai stable online. There are three cars available, starting with two 2011 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Global RallyCross Spec racers. The cars have multiple podium finishes and a 2.0-liter turbo setup on a 45 mm restrictor.
The racing outfit says the cars will come with multiple spare parts and are currently left-hand drive.
Edmunds contacted RMR about pricing details on the 2011 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Global RallyCross cars, and the company said that pricing will vary drastically due to the availability of so many spare parts and the fact that there are many possible configurations of the vehicles.
The other car listed is an old-school 2001 Hyundai Accent WRC EVO 3.5. The car was initially purchased as a spare parts donor, but the chassis and spares were never used. Although it is currently right-hand drive, it can be changed to left-hand drive on request and is fully functioning. It is listed at $135,000 and comes with a few spare parts.
All three cars will be available for purchase on January 1.
Edmunds says: An expensive and rare opportunity to purchase real RallyCross racers.