Mysterious Hyundai N concept car teased

The covers are about to come off a sporty new Hyundai N model and it could be hydrogen-powered

Hyundai is set to reveal a trio of sporty N models featuring pure-electric powertrains. We’ve had teasers of the Ioniq 5 N and Ioniq 6 N alongside a covered car which looks to be a concept. 

The image shows the outline of a new Hyundai, with the most poignant detail being the huge rear aero. The side profile looks almost Ferrari F40-like with the wide struts to the top of the spoiler and lower roofline. Accompanying the image is the text: “A new era of N is coming, to open a new chapter of driving fun.”

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Other than that we don’t have any clear details on the new car, but we expect it to use the powertrain that will come in the new N variants of the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6. This could mean a 77.4kWh battery with up to 600bhp available. Last year we saw Hyundai reveal its FK Vision concept, which utilised a 670bhp hydrogen powertrain co-developed with Rimac. There’s also a possibility given this is a concept car, that it’ll feature a similar powerplant to the FK Vision. 

Hyundai has a long past record of experimenting with hydrogen fuel cell powertrains with the hydrogen-electric Nexo SUV in 2018, and a hydrogen-powered version of its ix35 back in 2015.

So far, Hyundai’s N division has made a name for itself with turbocharged four-cylinder hot hatches and SUVs in the shape of the i20 N, i30 N and Kona N. The new sporty EVs would mark a significant departure from those combustion engined cars. 

More will be revealed on 15 July when Hyundai unveils the Ioniq 5 N and Ioniq 6 N next to this unique concept offering. 

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