Hyundai introduces electrified RM20e Racing mid-size sports car

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Hyundai announced the unveiling of an all-new high-performance sports car RM20e (Hyundai N brand prototype) and the presentation of the Prophecy EV concept (which captures the electrification direction of the brand) at Auto China 2020 in Beijing (September 26 – October 5).The RM20e is a short name for the electrified RM20e Racing Midship sports car prototype, which appears to be the next step in the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR project, presented in September 2019.

Hyundai explains that the RM20e is based on the RM development platform for future N brand products and is inspired by the electrified TCR racing car.

RM20e Racing Midship electrified sports car prototype

The RM20e is equipped with a 60 kWh battery, but the South Korean company does not reveal the range (nor the time on the track). The pack is 605 V nominal (705 V peak) and is ready for fast charging with 800 V chargers.

Four-motor rear-wheel drive system rated at 596 kW (810 hp) and 960 Nm (708 lb-ft) of maximum torque can go from 0 to 100 km / h (62 mph) less seconds and 200 km / h (124 mph) in less than 10 seconds.

“This RM platform facilitates an engineering ‘rolling lab’ to test high-performance technologies, with exceptional connection to the tarmac at all speeds and driving conditions.”

“The RM20e uses its midships-based engine location and rear-wheel drive layout to get the traction required for this level of acceleration. The RM20e combines levels of performance, balance, braking and grip similar to that of a race car while maintaining the silence, responsiveness and road of the driver on a daily basis. current capacity. “

RM20e Racing Midship electrified sports car prototype
RM20e Racing Midship electrified sports car prototype

One interesting thing is that Rimac Automobili (partly owned by the Hyundai Motor Group) was involved in the development of the RM20e. The two companies are working together on high performance EV and FCV prototypes (the hydrogen fuel cell version has not yet been unveiled).

“Hyundai’s recent investment and strategic partnership with Rimac Automobili facilitated the co-development of the BEV and FCEV prototypes. The electrified RM platform will continue to evolve with the growth of this RIMAC partnership.

As a result of these developments, in the longer term, Hyundai’s performance N brand will be electrified, offering “Supercar level performance”.

Specifications of RM20e (Hyundai N brand prototype):

  • range: N / A
  • 60 kWh battery (peak power 600 kW)
    Rated voltage: 605 V; peak voltage: 705 V
    Liquid injection battery module technology
  • 0-100 km / h (62 mph) in less than 3 seconds
    0-200 km / h (124 mph) in 9.88 seconds
  • top speed over 250 km / h (155 mph)
  • Powerplant layout: mid-engine, electric rear drive axle
  • system output:
    596 kW (4 x 148 kW) peak power (20 second interval)
    Peak torque of 960 Nm (4 x 240 Nm)
    (810 horsepower and 708 lb-ft of equivalent torque)
    Simple reduction ratio 1: 5.67
    800V motor and inverter technology
  • 800 V fast charging capability
  • Overall dimensions (mm): 4319 (length) x 1945 (width) x 1354 (height) / 2672 (wheelbase)
  • Two-seater, two-door coupe (Veloster N body in white)
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