the electric sports car exists and Hyundai anticipates it

The sports car it did not die with the arrival of electrification. At least for Hyundai. The brand has presented two prototypes that add to the already known Hyundai Ioniq 6 and which advance the lines that the Korean firm offers in the years to come.


The electric car will not be the end for its N range, the sportiest of all its offer. In fact, the roadmap also envisages a future Hyundai Ioniq 5N. And the new electric sedan will be no less so. The newly introduced Hyundai RN22e Concept This is the clear representation of what a future Hyundai Ioniq 6 N will look like.

At the same time, the Korean firm has also looked to the past for inspiration in its nearest future. With the name of Hyundai Vision N74, presented a retro-futuristic hydrogen-powered prototype that recovers an old design of the mark. That’s all we know about them.

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Hyundai RN22e Concept, the most radical version of the Ioniq 6

Everything indicated what was going to happen tonight, because during the presentation of the new Hyundai Ioniq 6 the door was already open so that very soon we would know the sportier version and radical of the electric sedan.

For the moment, Hyundai has chosen not to give the letter N to its name, but everything indicates that it will soon. The prototype presented uses it in his image and the sports accessories with which he dresses are modeled on those we have seen in the rest of the brand’s models (Hyundai i30N oh i20N). Its particular blue tone returns and the combination with carbon fiber and small red tones.

Beyond aesthetics, the Hyundai RN22e Concept is committed to aerodynamicas is already the case with the Berlin that we will see in the streets. Its huge skirts, its wide diffuser and its striking rear wing make it grow six centimeters long and 14 centimeters wide, to leave it with measurements of 4.91 meters long, 2.02 meters wide and 1, 48 meters high. The battle remains at 2.95 meters.

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Although the battery is the same, 77.4 kWh (the highest capacity), the Hyundai RN22e Concept has two motors. A 160 kW (214 hp) is installed on the front axle, while another 270 kW (362 hp) is installed at the rear. Together they are able to generate 430 kW (577 hp) and provide all-wheel drive. The maximum speed will be over 250 km/h.

In his fight for keep the feelings sports cars in its future electric models, Hyundai wants to go beyond cold numbers and will also mount an N Sound system, to generate a dynamic sound both inside and out, and N e-Shift, an attempt to simulate gearboxes semi-automatic by vibration, also relying on car sound.

To know the final version of this Hyundai RN22e Concept, it seems that we will have to wait until 2024.

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Hyundai N Vision 74

Along with the Hyundai RN22e Concept, the Koreans also presented a new prototype, although it was more forward-looking. Accompany, yes, in its brand history.

The Hyundai N Vision 74 is a reinterpretation of the 1974 Hyundai Pony Coupe, using a more mainstream aesthetic and taking advantage of the car’s bodywork to house a high-performance fuel cell engine. The hydrogen continues to be present in the future of the brand.

The result is spectacular retrofuturistic modelwhere the smooth and simple shapes prevail, to which this has added the large rear spoiler, the typical aesthetics of the N line and some current details, such as the parametric pixels that perform the functions of optical groups and that we can already see in the Ioniq 5.

Less precise details were offered on its technical figures. It is advertised that the two motors can generate more than 670 hp and their torque is more than 900 Nm. It has a 62.4 kWh battery with 800 Volt technology that allows such fast charges as in the Ioniq 6, they promise to go from 10 to 80% capacity in 18 minutes.

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But the most interesting thing is that the model can also be recharged with hydrogen, thanks to its 4.2 kg tanks, which guarantees autonomy greater than 600 kilometers even if it is a model with clearly sporting ambitions. Hyundai thus maintains hydrogen in its road plans, a technology which in 2028 should be activated in all your cars in the market.

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