Hyundai Motors unveiled their Racing Midship Sports Car– RM20e in Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2020 held on 26 September.
The RM in RM20e stands for R-Racing, M-Midship and it is being built under the High Performance Wing of Hyundai Motors ‘The N line’ Or ‘Hyundai N’ in which the N means Namyang, which is where the Hyundai’s global R&D center is located in Korea since 1995, where the N concept was born, Hyundai embarked on the RM Project since 2012 and have made progressive evolution in their car ever since they first launched the RM14 then the RM15, RM16,RM19 and now the RM20e in 2020.
Hyundai First Started to make electrified race car in 2019 for the eTCR electric touring car series and the car they unveiled was ‘Veloster N eTCR’ which was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The RM20e N Prototype is extremely fast and powerful with its 800 V motor it produces 810 Horsepower and 708 lb.-ft. Torque also this is Mid Battery car which implies the it has a very low center of gravity which helps it to stick to the tarmac and its rigid suspension it should be planted and stable around corners at high speeds also.
This car was extensively tested at the Historic Nurburgring where it took part in Hyundai Motor’s accelerated durability tests where it will lap the track 420 to 480 times in both wet and dry conditions, simulating over 160,934 km (100,000 miles) of severe driving in just four short weeks. The Nürburgring, with 73 corners and 20.9 km (13 miles) of tarmac, is widely considered to be one of the most challenging tracks in the world, with a heritage that is second to none. It is also a motorsports complex and home to Hyundai Motor’s own 3,600 square meter testing center, which is operated by the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center.
Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President and Head of Product Division at Hyundai Motor Group had this to say at the launch-
“The RM20e sports car prototype clearly signals future electrified brand aspirations for Hyundai’s performance N brand, moving N into the prestigious genre of supercar-level performance, “Moving forward, Hyundai N not only increases drivers’ heartbeats per minute via powerful internal combustion engines, but also through the instantaneous torque and environmental sustainability of reliable electrified powertrains. RM20e proves that N driving excitement will not be compromised, even in electrified model variants.”
The New Car really looks promising for Hyundai N and would be a great addition to their fleet of creations also with Hyundai’s plan to electrify most of their line of cars they are surely headed into the right direction.
RM20e (N Brand Prototype) Specifications
|Concept Name||RM20e (Hyundai N brand prototype)|
|Concept||Midship, rear-drive high-performance sports prototype|
|Body Configuration||Two-seat, two-door coupe (Veloster N body-in-white)|
(Aluminum extrusion front subframe)
(Steel tube and plate rear subframe)
|Powertrain Layout||Midship motor, Rear Drive Electric axle|
|Aerodynamics||Front splitter, large wing spoiler and rear air diffuser|
|Motor||800V motor and inverter technology|
596 kW (4 x 148 kW) peak power (20-second interval)
960 Nm (4 x 240 Nm) peak torque
(810 Horsepower and 708 lb.-ft. Torque equivalent)
|Gearbox||Single reduction ratio 1:5.67|
Straight-cut gears (Spur)
|Battery||Energy: 60 kWh; peak power: 600 kW|
Nominal voltage: 605 V; peak voltage: 705 V
Liquid-flooded battery-module technology
800V fast-charging capability
|Top Speed||> 250 KPH (> 155 MPH)|
* speed limited for public road driving
|Suspension Type||(Front) MacPherson / (Rear) Double-Wishbone|
(Adjustable hard points and geometry)
|Dampers||Conventional gas-pressure dampers|
|Brake||6-piston (front) / 4-piston (rear)|
|Parking Brake||Mechanical type, in rear|
|ABS System||Motorsport ABS M5 (Bosch)|
* Not valid for public roads
|Steering Assist||Rack-mounted motor-driven power steering|
|Steering Wheel Design||Veloster N TCR design (with paddle shifters)|
|Overall Dimensions (mm)||4319 (length) x 1945 (width) x 1354 (height) /|
|Interior||Sabelt® sport seats, 6-point safety harness system|
E-drive dedicated instrument cluster
|Overhang (mm)||899 (front) / 748 (rear)|
|Minimum Ground Clearance||80 mm|
|Tires||(Front) 265/35R19, (Rear) 305/30R20|
|Wheels||19” X 10” (front) / 20” X 11” (rear)|
One-piece lightweight forged aluminum alloy wheels
Larger, flared wheel-housing design
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