Hyundai Motor Company has dropped one of the best news bombs we’ve heard in a long while and it has something to do with putting a mid-engine sports car into production. The RM19 Racing Midship Sports Car was officially unveiled at the 2019 AutoMobility LA and it looks simply breath-taking.
The RM refers to the N prototype body configuration model which means “Racing Midship”. The whole concept is aimed to provide supercar-like handling with ‘low-polar-moment-of-inertia agility’ for one of the best driving experiences you can have when tearing up the street or circuit.
The RM project which started back in 2012 has developed some very interesting renditions and we simply can’t wait to see what the final production version will be like.
According to Albert Biermann, Hyundai’s head of global research and development, “The RM platform is a versatile engineering testbed, allowing effective evaluation of various powertrains and performance levels, all on normal roads and environments. Throughout the evolution of the RM series, our engineers have gained tremendous hands-on knowledge of high-performance vehicle dynamics with various front-to-rear weight distributions coupled with the effects of a fully weighted, high-strength body structure on vehicle performance.”
Fitted with Hyundai’s most powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, the RM19 Racing Midship Sports Car churns out a super healthy 390hp which propels the beast from 0-100km/h in under four seconds.
It’s the same power plant that drives the brand’s TCR race cars under the Hyundai N development program. The only difference is that it’s not restricted to the race’s regulations, resulting in more boost and enhanced all-round performance.
According to Thomas Schemera, Hyundai’s head of Product Division, “The RM19 sports car signals future brand aspirations for Hyundai’s high-performance N brand, solidly moving N into the prestigious arena of supercar-level performance. Hyundai N will not only increase heartbeats per minute via powerful internal combustion engines but also through the instantaneous torque and environmental sustainability of electrified powertrains moving forward.”