The Hyundai RN22e is, at the moment, a conceptual prototype. However, it shows us where the sports division of the brand is heading, Hyundai N. A sports electric car with 576 hp, 740 Nm of torque, and a 77.4 kWh battery capacity. Built on the e-GMP platform shared by Kia and Hyundai, of course, with 800-volt architecture.
This impressive Hyundai RN22e has been built using the bodywork of the Hyundai IONIQ 6, although it has important aesthetic differences. In addition, Hyundai has released a new four-wheel drive system that uses two electric motors, each connected to an axle, and with a ‘double-clutch torque vectoring’ system.
Of course, don’t expect to know what this technology brings either because they haven’t given details about exactly how it works. What we do know is that the driving mode selector allows, the Hyundai RN22e, to configure the distribution of torque between axles.
The keys to the Hyundai RN22e, the future of Hyundai N with electric flavor
Thanks to this e-GMP platform, and its 800-volt architecture, the Hyundai RN22e can be charged from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes. It is a sports model that is 4.91 meters long and has a wheelbase of 2.95 meters. It can reach 250 km / h as a maximum speed, although it is evident that it is electronically limited.
Hyundai wanted to work on all the details that affect the driving experience, and in this move to electric, it was essential to take care of every aspect. So it has introduced the new N Sound+ system, for example, which uses interior and exterior speakers to reproduce sounds. These sounds are intended to achieve a ‘dynamic driving feel’. And in addition, it also has a simulated vibration system to reproduce the same sensations that a sports thermal gives when it changes gears.
At the moment, as we mentioned before, everything that they have presented with the Hyundai RN22e is part of a conceptual prototype, but Hyundai’s sports division will continue to work on this basis to bring all, or almost all, these new technologies to a production model.
In fact, it is most likely that what derives from the Hyundai RN22e will end up being the Hyundai IONIQ 6 N that they have not come to know. But to know if it is so, or not, we will have to wait a little longer. At the moment, at least we know that the Hyundai IONIQ 5 N will officially arrive the next year 2023.