Details appeared on the mid-engined Hyundai sports carJanuary 3, 2020
The long-awaited South Korean novelty can get a hybrid powertrain – with this, Hyundai engineers can help the Croatian company Rimac.
It is worth noting that since the automaker lured Albert Birmann to him from the position of head of the high-performance division of BMW M, the company has made significant progress in creating sports cars. Since 2014, Hyundai has been developing several iterations of a mid-engined car, which is likely to result in a completely new model that will compete with … the German Porsche Cayman coupe. A couple of minutes ago it became known that when creating a power plant for the new Hyundai model, the latter will help the Croatian company Rimac.
Last May, Hyundai invested 80 million euros in Rimac. Both companies entered into a technical partnership to develop high-performance electric vehicles.
One of these models just might be a Hyundai sports car with an average engine location. It is noteworthy that in 2018, the German company Porsche acquired a 10% stake in the Croatian manufacturer of electric supercars.
If the serial version of the RM19 concept still “sees the light”, then most likely it will receive Rimac motors. It became known that although the prototype RM19 (pictured) uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine in combination with a six-speed sequential gearbox that drives the rear wheels, the serial version of the car will receive design differences. The machine will still use the 2.0-liter turbo engine, but will now connect it to the Rimac electric engine. The car would receive an all-wheel drive system that worked with an automatic transmission with dual clutch and eight speeds.
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