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New high performance hatch from Hyundai spied at Nurburgring

New high performance hatch from Hyundai spied at Nurburgring
Sagar Bhanushali Sagar Bhanushali Tuesday 25 October 2016, 11:27 AM

The production version of the Hyundai RM16 N concept has just been spotted for the first time at the Nurburgring in Germany. The RM16 N, as we know, was first unveiled earlier this year at the Busan Auto Show in Korea.

 

What’s unique to this RM16 N is a new front end influenced by aerodynamics, namely its low positioning of the hood plus its slim headlights and wide air intakes. The firepower comes from a 295bhp, 2-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that’s paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. Hyundai though has now installed an electrically-aided turbocharger, where an electric motor helps build boost pressure at low rpm. The prototype also features carbon fibre body panels for less weight, electronic limited-slip differentials at both axles and an adjustable rear wing.

The RM14 was the project’s first creation and made its debut at the Busan Auto Show two years ago. The RM15 then appeared a year later at the Seoul Auto Show. Now, there’s the RM16 N which like its predecessors is based on a Veloster, though with most of the internals stripped and the engine moved to a mid-ship position.

 

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