Hyundai N Imaginative and prescient 74 – hydrogen gasoline cell hybrid with 680 PS, 900 Nm, 600 km vary, RWD, 250 km/h Vmax
Hyundai lately concluded its N Day 2022 presentation, the place it confirmed off two thrilling “rolling lab” ideas that firm says display its “ambition to change into a frontrunner within the zero-emissions future.” As “N” is the title of the Korean carmaker’s high-performance sub-brand, each ideas sport some engaging figures.
Right here, we’re specializing in the N Imaginative and prescient 74, which is impressed by the futuristic N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo and Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed Pony Coupe idea. The latter is from 1974 and featured a DeLorean-like wedge form design that’s loosely utilized to Hyundai’s new idea automobile.
The retro-inspired form has some resemblance to the Pony Coupe of the previous, though Hyundai didn’t cease there and determined to ramp up the aggression by bringing down the roofline and physique nearer to the bottom – the car is simply 1,331 mm tall.
There are additionally loads of motorsport-inspired components too, together with the big entrance splitter, air extractors for the entrance wheels, aspect intakes included into the rear fenders, a distinguished rear diffuser in addition to a big rear wing.
Not like the Pony Coupe, the N Imaginative and prescient 74’s rear window encompasses a row of slats as a substitute of being one single pane of glass. Ending touches embody headlamps, taillights and F1-inspired rear brake mild that characteristic a dot-matrix theme in a nod to the Ioniq 5, together with a set of enormous aero-style wheels. If it appears to be like like an enormous automobile, that’s as a result of it’s. Hyundai says the N Imaginative and prescient 74 measures 4,952 mm lengthy, 1,995 mm large and has a wheelbase of two,905 mm.
To marry the previous to the longer term, the N Imaginative and prescient 74’s powertrain references the N 2025 Imaginative and prescient Gran Turismo, which encompasses a hydrogen gasoline cell hybrid system. On the idea, two tanks below the rear window carry a complete of 4.2 kg of hydrogen that’s fed to an 85-kW gasoline cell stack on the entrance of the car.
The vitality generated by the gasoline cell stack is distributed to cost an underfloor-mounted 62.4-kWh lithium-ion battery, and if the tanks are depleted, it’ll take simply 5 minutes to get them topped up. Alternatively, the car may also be plugged in to recharge the battery, because the hydrogen gasoline cell hybrid system additionally helps 800-volt quick charging, similar to the Ioniq 5.
Energy from the battery powers a pair of electrical motors rated at over 680 PS (670 hp or 500 kW) and 900 Nm of torque, all of which is distributed to the rear wheels. That is good for a 0-96 km/h (0-60 mph) time of 4 seconds and prime pace stated to be over 250 km/h. With full hydrogen tanks and a completely charged battery, you’ll get 600 km of vary.
Hyundai says the N Imaginative and prescient 74’s powertrain has a fine-tuned logic system that allows higher torque vectoring by the dual motors for “a exact and responsive cornering expertise.” The assorted openings on the outside aren’t for present both, as they’re integral to the car’s three-channel cooling system and aero bundle.
As hanging because the N Imaginative and prescient 74 is, the carmaker is adamant there gained’t be a manufacturing model on the horizon. As an alternative, the corporate says the idea “will proceed to be examined and verified by Hyundai’s engineers, so future N highway automobiles might be geared up with their superior applied sciences.”