Hyundai has been caught testing a mid-engine version of its Veloster sports car, suggesting that this car might actually see production.
The Hyundai RM16 N Concept was rolled out earlier this year at the Busan Auto Show and before that, Hyundai built two other mid-engine Veloster concept cars, so the idea is certainly not new. This is the first time the car has actually been seen testing though, which makes it more likely that Hyundai is actually planning to build and sell some of these cars.
Originally, the RM concepts were unveiled to show exactly what Hyundai’s new N sports performance brand was capable of.
If the production version stays true to the concept, it will have a mid-mounted 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine putting out around 295 horsepower and 282 lb-ft of torque, send to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.
The RM15 Concept was said to have an aluminum spaceframe and plenty of carbon fiber, cutting 430 pounds off compared to the standard Veloster, bringing the weight down to just under 2,800 pounds.
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