Check Out Hyundai’s Wild New Mid-Engine Sports Car



a car driving on a road: The automaker says the RM20e prototype shows the next-Generation N performance


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The automaker says the RM20e prototype shows the next-Generation N performance

Hyundai dropped its RM20e Racing Midship Sports Car at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2020. RM refers to the N prototype’s “Racing Midship” rear-drive, midship powertrain configuration the company says is designed to yield ideal handling, balance and agility.



a car parked on the side of a road: The Electric Hyundai RM20e in profile.


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The Electric Hyundai RM20e in profile.

The car looks Velosteresque but Hyundai calls the RM platform a “rolling lab” for testing high performance tech and the RM20e’s electric powertrain — a mid-mounted 800-volt motor linked to a 60-kWh lithium-ion battery pack — cranks out 810 hp and 708 lb.-ft, good enough for an expected sub three second 0-62 mph time.

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Croatian supercar maker Rimac, in which Hyundai bought a stake last year, helped develop the powertrain. Hyundai said that with Rimac’s help future N models will become more electrified over time.



a car on a race track: A look at the front of the Electric Hyundai RM20e.


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A look at the front of the Electric Hyundai RM20e.

As Hyundai points out, the company has been fiddling with mid-engined prototypes since it unveiled the RM14 in 2014, including the RM19 shown last year. None have been produced yet, thus the “rolling lab” description. But, as Hyundai said when it made the Rimac investment, the idea is to collaborate on high-performance electric vehicles. Perhaps the first production version is around the corner.

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