Hyundai took advantage of this summer to present two high-performance concepts, the RN22e and the N Vision 74. The N Vision 74 is a high-performance hydrogen cell hybrid model inspired by the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo and the concept of Hyundai. Pony Coupe from 1974. The RN22e, on the other hand, uses the common E-GMP platform and body design of the Ioniq 6 sedan.
While it’s unlikely we’ll see these two labs in development as they are, it’s an opportunity for N’s gaming arm to showcase its skills and give a taste of its future offerings for the brand.
The RN22e concept, which is most likely to see the light of day, therefore includes features, provided, of the future Ioniq 6. With its aerodynamic equipment, it is 4.92 m long and 2.02 m wide and 1.48 m high, i.e. 7 cm longer and 14 cm wider than the Ioniq 6. These dimensions of the attack tank should not hide the fact that the chassis of the RN22e has been greatly improved . If the assembly is strengthened, the manufacturer has chosen to adopt an all-wheel drive, which is connected to the Torque Vectoring (torque distributor) through a double clutch. The goal is to improve road holding and cornering accuracy.
Note also that to tickle the emotional strings of enthusiasts, Hyundai says it is working on the sound of its electrified model and claims to combine the vibrations and feel of gear changes with the N+ sound for a more dynamic driving experience.
In terms of performance, the RN22e offers the same technical specifications as we saw in Kia and its future EV6 GT. Therefore, the power has increased to 585 hp and 740 Nm at a maximum speed of 250 km / h. The 77.4 kWh battery, based on the 800 V platform, can theoretically go from 10 to 80% in 18 minutes.
For the N Vision 74, the approach is slightly different as this is a concept car that includes a hybrid engine that includes a 62.4 kWh battery and a hydrogen fuel cell, with a capacity of 4.2 kg, all powering an electric motor that produces 680 hp and 900. In addition , the range increases to 600 km, with the possibility of refueling with hydrogen in five minutes.
With its retro-futuristic appearance, revolving around the Audi Quattro Group B and the ItalDesign-style office concept, the N Vision 74 has a good chance of remaining in model status. The likelihood of taking the road one day is even greater for the RN22e. However, the manufacturer provides here an overview of the avenues it is exploring for high-performance electric vehicles of the future in its N sports branch, an overview that may please enthusiasts who want to reconcile motorsport with future fashion.