Hyundai gave us a glimpse of its performance tram futuristic in the shape of the RN22e concept car. Based on the new Ioniq 6 saloon and directions to a hot Ioniq 6 N production car, the Hyundai RN22e shows the brand’s commitment to fast cars with EV powertrains.
Hyundai calls the RN22e ‘a glimpse of the upcoming EV N’, while Thomas Schemera, Hyundai’s Executive Vice President and Head of Customer Experience told Auto Express, “The RN22e plays a big role in the success of the EV N.” develop our product line, especially electric, high-performance vehicles.”
The RN22e’s front and rear electric motors produce a combined output of 569bhp and 740Nm of torque. That could mean 0-62mph times as low as 3.5 seconds, while the concept also retains the fast-charging capabilities of the 800V compatible E-GMP platform.
The RN22e includes a host of technological features to enhance the driving experience. According to Hyundai, the dual-clutch torque vectoring gives the concept a ‘corner carving feel’. The weight reduction also features the use of 3D-printed parts, while four-piston monoblock brake calipers and 400mm hybrid textured brake discs serve to add weight to the electric vehicle and regenerative braking at a similar rate. same as on existing N models. The RN22e has been built for road days as well as everyday road use.
The concept car also features N Sound+, which is said to increase excitement levels by pumping artificial noise through the speakers – this technology is similar to e-ASD, introduced in the Ioniq 6. There’s also N. e-shift, which adds vibration and a feel to reproduce the feel of a gear change.
The RN22e concept is slightly longer, lower and wider than the Ioniq 6 on which it is based. It’s about 70mm wider on each side than the production Ioniq 6 to help create that punch.
In spite of Ioniq 5 WOMEN has been officially confirmed, there is no news on whether the Ioniq 6 N could go into production or not. All Thomas Schemera would say is, “Never say never.” However, with Hyundai reiterating that the ‘rolling lab’ is where they ‘test and verify the company’s cutting-edge technologies to apply them to future production models’, it seems it’s only a matter of time before the Ioniq 6 N gets the green light.
That will also give Hyundai an opportunity to include the 6 N in the all-electric ETCR e-Touring Car World Cup race car series to replace the currently competing Veloster N.
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