Hyundai RM15 Concept 01

Hyundai has stolen the limelight at the Seoul Motor Show with the unveiling of the RM15 (Racing Midship 2015) concept, which is essentially a mid-engined performance hatchback based on the Veloster.

The RM15 features an aluminium spaceframe covered underneath the stylised carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) body panels. As the i20 WRC car, the concept is painted in the company’s signature theme of pale blue, black, red and mid-blue.

Thanks to the lightweight construction, engineers at Hyundai have managed to lighten the car by 195 kg to a total weight of 1,260 kg. Not only that, the RM15 concept boasts a 43:57 front-to-rear weight distribution and a low centre of gravity of just 491 mm above the ground. The car can also generate 24 kg of downforce at 200 km/h.

Mounted transversely behind the two-seater cabin is a turbocharged 2.0-litre T-GDI engine pumping out 295 hp at 6,600 rpm and 383 Nm of torque to the rear axle. Equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, the RM15 is capable of hitting 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds.

Hyundai RM15 Concept 04

Elsewhere, the concept is fortified with integrated sub-frame and WRC-inspired roll cage. It rolls on double wishbone suspension setup along with 19-inch mono block forged alloy wheels shod with 235/35 tyres at the front and 265/35 tyres at the rear.

 



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