FRANKFURT 2015 - Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo [w/VIDEO]
From Hyundai press release:
Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo: leading the next-generation high-performance vehicles
At the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, Hyundai Motor also introduces the ultimate concept car to show the global audience the brand’s unique perspective on future performance characteristics. The ‘Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo’ concept, inspired by the passion of N, will be coming exclusively to PlayStation®’s Gran Turismo video game series
The Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo’s powertrain is based on world’s first mass-produced Hyundai hydrogen fuel cell system, highlighting Hyundai Motor’s passion for performance and sustainability. The total system output is 650 kW (884PS), with the dual fuel cell stacks providing 500 kW (680 PS), and the super capacitor system generating an additional 150 kW (204 PS) by using energy regeneration when braking. This remarkable power is delivered through four high-powered independent in-wheel motors, which provide uncompromised traction and immediate response.
The compact, lightweight fuel cell stacks and rigid CFRP monocoque structure help to keep weight down to 972 kg, giving it a power-to-weight ratio that rivals the most exotic supercars in the world. Combined with a low centre of gravity, this power and performance sets the car up to perform on the most challenging of race tracks, encapsulating the thrilling premise of N cars.
As air flows through Hyundai Motor’s trademark hexagonal grille to the boat-shaped underbody structure, the tube-type underflow air supply duct connected to the rear minimizes pressure to the underbody to produce maximum downforce. In addition, the air brakes activate according to speed and brake usage as well as reduce drag.
Although the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo is based on eco-performance technology, the vehicle will strike a chord with enthusiasts merely by the deep growl of its powertrain. The sounds from the air blower’s turbine that spins at around 200,000 rpm, the unique frequency of fuel cell stacks, the purging sound from the hydrogen cooling system and the high-pitched in-wheel motor sound harmoniously combine to produce a distinct racecar rumble, further thrilling the driver.
The Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo’s design concept draws inspiration from aeronautics and the testing ground called ‘Muroc Dry Lake’ where pilots and astronauts train, risking their lives for the pursuit of space travel.
This innovative and audacious spirit shown at Muroc Dry Lake was the main motif for the design of the car. That is why the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo is also called Muroc.
Inspired by aeronautics and formed by speed, the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo looks like a jet fighter on wheels that blurs the line between air and asphalt. Hyundai Motor designed this car to appear more like a crafted machine for grounded aeronautics. So, the car actually looks like it is floating.
Furthermore, Hyundai Motor’s Sound Design Research Lab designed a unique racing car sound system for fuel cell based cars to maximize the emotional delight of this highly-spirited yet eco-friendly model. Armed with all of this future technology, the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo truly represents the potential of Hyundai N product’s sporting future.
Through Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo’s sustainable technology and innovative race car design with sound, Hyundai Motor is presenting N’s future potential to a wider global online community, making company’s passion for performance visible to millions of people around the world.