Electric car pioneer Hyundai will also offer the Stromer and its sports sub-brand N. The first battery-only model is scheduled to launch in 2023. Early on, the South Koreans will present the RN22e and N Vision 74 concept cars early.
The RN22e, based on the upcoming Ioniq 6 sports sedan and thus the E-GMP electric vehicle platform, sets a new standard for high-performance electric vehicles, according to Hyundai. The N Vision 74 combines electric vehicle technology with an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system and is “Hyundai’s first hybrid-Hyundai N laboratory on wheels that discovers ‘driving pleasure’ in the era of electrification”.
The RN22e and N Vision 74 “play an important role in the strategic development of our product range, especially our high-performance electric vehicles,” says Hyundai Motor Company Vice President Thomas Schemera.
According to the developers, the length of 4915 mm, width of 2023 mm and height of 1479 mm RN22e provides ready-to-track performance by improving and improving E-GMP and packing it in the simplified design of Ioniq 6. The car shows the vision and trend of electrification of N brand. According to the news, a serial version is also possible. The power of the all-wheel drive is given to 430 kW (585 hp) and the maximum speed is more than 250 km / h.
The N Vision 74 with a length of 4952 mm, a width of 1995 mm and a height of 1331 mm with a wheelbase of 2905 mm is a visual homage to Hyundai’s “Pony” concept from 1974 a bold stance of the pony coupe concept. Hyundai’s future design and reinterprets the interior as an entertainment space without losing the clean architecture of the Pony coupe concept. “It has a driver-centric cockpit that offers a mix of traditional elements and modern design, such as: B. digital instrument cluster and analog buttons.”
For the N Vision 74, engineers have created a “battery-electric hybrid design with an FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle, ed.) system, which is set in a completely new configuration,” according to Hyundai. Powering the Vision N 74 with a hydrogen fuel cell system and battery electric technology improves cooling efficiency while allowing two different energy sources to be used depending on operating conditions. This allows for better torque distribution through the two rear electric motors, which enables precise and responsive cornering.
The N Vision 74 also explores the balance between performance and cooling with a three-way cooling system. According to Hyundai, the rear-wheel drive has an output of more than 500 kW (680 hp) and a top speed of more than 250 km / h. The fuel cell has a maximum output of 95 kW.
The RN22e and N Vision 74 are now undergoing further testing by Hyundai engineers to bring their technology to future N road cars. Specifics on the technology of customer models will not be disclosed. It says simply: “Even in the electric future, the N brand follows its three pillars: corner grabbers (a strong, perfectly balanced machine), suitable for the race track (all N models are built in such a way that they work as one for one. on the racetrack) and everyday sports cars (for everyone and every need, not just for racetracks and highways).”
Hyundai N’s first electric car will be a similar version of the Ioniq 5 crossover launched last year.