Hyundai Confirmed Halo Sports Car Development

by Jul 24, 2018All News, Hyundai, N-Performance0 comments

Hyundai RN30

Since Hyundai launched its N performance brand back in 2015, this type of rumors have not stopped appearing, and they have become more insistent after Hyundai presented its N Vision 2025 Gran Turismo in 2017.

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After we seen and drive its production models, like the i30 N, the Veloster N or the soon to come i30 N Fastback, looks like Hyundai’s N performance brand is ready & set to develop its own standalone vehicle according to what company’s Vice President of high-performance and motorsport Thomas Schemera said to AutoExpress in an interview.

The launch of the i30 N hatch and fastback, along with the Velsoter N, is the “completion of the first phase of N vehicles,” according to Schemera.

The next step in the development of the N brand is a bespoke, standalone model. Schemera added: “The whole idea is to strengthen the Hyundai brand, to bring more emotion.”

“I can tell you Albert Biermann [Hyundai engineering boss] and myself are interested in hot things and have some ideas in the pipeline for a halo model – rest assured we are coming up with something.”

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Is it not clear what type of car or when could arrive this halo model, but it is pretty sure that we need to wait a few years to see it. The most insistent rumour talks about a mid-engine model that could use the new currently on development Theta-3 engine.

This engine is set to be released late this year on the all-new generation 2019 Genesis G80. The new Theta-3 four-cylinder engines is beeing developed to fit on front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, and mid-engine cars, so this means that Hyundai could have in the future a production variant of RM30.

According to industry sources, FWD Turbo models will deliver 280 hp and RWD T-GDi models would get 300 hp. The current 2.0-liter T-GDi engine used in the Sonata whitin other models delivers 245 hp.

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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