It only seems like yesterday that the midship Veloster N RM19 prototype was only released. Now, Hyundai has finally refined its latest mid-engine sports car — equipping the latest model with an engine that can pump out more than 800 horsepower from an electric powertrain.
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To be exact, it does seem like the Hyundai RM20e will come with an electric motor with exactly 810 horsepower. This makes the newer model a significantly more powerful engine as compared to the RM19 with its 385-HP, 2-litre gas engine. Furthermore, with peak torque at an estimated 708 lbs-ft, Hyundai is looking to set the standard with their RM20e — clocking a 0-62 mph in less than 3 seconds and 124 mph in around 9.88 seconds.
As an aside, the new model is actually a follow-up to the Veloster N eTCR which is considered to be Hyundai’s first race car running on electric power. For peak aerodynamic performance, the new RM20e is equipped with a front splitter and a massive rear air diffuser, as well as an accompanying wing. Other specs also include the 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels — affording the sports car a minimum ground clearance of at least 3.1 inches.
Each of the new entries to Hyundai N’s prototype series will undergo an exhaustive testing period which is done in Nürburgring Nordschleife. The test typically involves lapping the track up to 480 times in wet and dry conditions, as well as logging over 100,000 miles of severe driving in the span of just four weeks.
While the above may seem impressive all on its own, Hyundai is not content with just that. The international carmaker is planning to continue to fine-tune its RM platform for high-performance vehicles.
For instance, more electrification may come from this architecture in the near future, since it’s more compatible with various electrified powertrains.