Hyundai RM20e or 800-horsepower electric hatchbackSeptember 26, 2020
The South Korean brand has unveiled the Hyundai RM20e electric racing car. The car is based on the Veloster N eTCR electric car and boasts impressive dynamic characteristics – acceleration to 100 km / h takes less than three seconds.
The South Korean brand showed the world the powerful electric hatchback RM20e – the presentation took place at the Beijing Motor Show (China). It is noteworthy that this car is allowed to travel on public roads. It is based on the Veloster N eTCR electric vehicle. In fact, at first glance, the RM20e might seem like a heavily modified Veloster, but that’s where the similarities to an asymmetrical hatchback pretty much end.
RM stands for “Racing Midship”, referring to the mid-engine configuration of the engine, and “20” stands for the 20th iteration of the car in this racing series – the first was shown in 2012.
The “E” means that it is clearly electric and, together with the powertrain configuration, provides “perfect balance and agility thanks to its low polar moment of inertia”. This means you can count on excellent handling.
And that handling has to be precise as Hyundai has packaged an electric motor capable of delivering 810 horsepower (960 Nm). The speed from zero to 100 km / h is said to be less than 3 seconds and the sprint to 200 km / h in 9.88 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h, but Hyundai claims the RM20e combines “racing performance, balance, braking and traction while maintaining quiet, responsive and road-going ability.”
“The Hyundai RM20e also serves as a testing ground for new technologies and will help continue the development of the electrified RM platform with the help of Rimac – yes, the same guys as the C_Two hypercar,” the official statement said.
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