The Hyundai RM19 is a new research toy that Hyundai has shown at the Los Angeles Motor Show, although it has actually been made in Europe.
Apparently it is a variation of the competitors Veloster, a development of the Veloster that Hyundai ranks in the American TCR championship. A really different machine is concealed under the aesthetic appearance of a deeply racing Veloster. Not so much because it just has 2 doors, instead of the three of the initial design, however since the engine has been positioned in ventral position, filling in the rear seats of a Veloster.
RM visits the acronym '' Racing Midship ', that is to state competition platform (or sports) of central motor. A platform whose pregnancy started in 2012 and which in 2014 currently functioned as the basis for a very first '' sports ' based upon the Veloster Turbo.
“The RM platform is a versatile engineering test bench. It permits us to examine numerous power trains and efficiency levels. Using it, our engineers have actually acquired great practical knowledge of the characteristics of a high efficiency vehicle, with different circulations of weight, “states Albert Biermann, head of global research study and development at Hyundai. The objective is to transfer the lessons of the competitors to the '' N ' versions, the most sporting of the Hyundai range.
The RM19 goes much further than any previous RM. The engine is a 2.0-liter Turbo based upon the one utilized in the TCR, however not being constrained by any sports rule, the power goes to 390 horses and could potentially be taken much further. The consecutive transmission is the same as the TCR, although with enhanced advancements, with guiding wheel controls
It highlights the big rear wing, a substantial diffuser, 20-inch wheels, big size brakes ventilated with 6-cylinder calipers in front and 4 behind. McPherson front suspension and back by double triangles, with gas shock absorbers and a ground clearance of just 100 millimeters.
The car has been consistently checked in Nurburgring, where it has actually made about 500 laps. In the famous and demanding German layout Hyundai has a technical base of 3,600 square meters.
Just try the mechanics for a future Hyundai N? Or does it prefigure a motor coupe center for the Korean home? Time will inform.
Apparently it is a variation of the competition Veloster, an advancement of the Veloster that Hyundai ranks in the American TCR champion.