Keep in mind Hyundai’s superior little mid-enginethat debuted on the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Present? . So how does Hyundai one-up that? Meet the RM20e, which makes its debut this weekend on the Beijing Motor Present. It is the identical rolling lab race automotive setup because the RM19, however with one main — and majorly cool — distinction: it is electrical.
The RM20e definitely seems to be the enterprise, and it is primarily a modified model of theelectrical race automotive. Hyundai would not say precisely how massive the RM20e’s battery pack is, solely confirming that it produces 810 horsepower and 708 pound-feet of torque. For comparability, the RM19 I drove final 12 months produced 390 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. However as a result of batteries are inherently heavier, the RM20e is undoubtedly lugging round much more weight, although Hyundai would not specify a precise quantity.
Hyundai says the RM20e can speed up to 62 mph in lower than three seconds and might hit 124 mph in just below 10 seconds. The lighter, less-powerful RM19 achieved the 0-to-60-mph dash in round four seconds.
“RM20e represents a revolutionary new chapter of electrified efficiency for the Racing Midship sequence, and our N engineers proceed to garner worthwhile insights within the enviornment of zero-emission efficiency dynamics,” Hyundai Motor Group’s head of analysis and improvement, Albert Biermann, stated in a press release. It is no secret that Hyundai is planning to launchover the subsequent few years, and the high-performance N division can be at “the forefront of environmental accountability,” Biermann stated.
Very like the RM19, it is unlikely that the RM20e really previews a forthcoming manufacturing automotive. As an alternative, Hyundai will proceed to hone its RM improvement automotive to achieve new ranges of efficiency, now with electrical help. I can not wait to see what’s in retailer for the RM21.