All-New Racing Mid-ship Sports Car Prototype
The Rolling Lab keeps rolling.
RM refers to the N prototype model’s “Racing Midship” body configuration, a key differentiator providing supercar-level handling balance and low-polar-moment-of-inertia agility for outstanding connection to the ground at all speeds and driving conditions.
Since the initiation of project RM and via the evolution of the RM series (RM14, RM15, and RM16), RM models underwent extensive road testing to validate newly-developed technologies, observe their effects on performance, and improve them for subsequent application on future N models.
“The RM platform is a versatile engineering testbed, allowing effective evaluation of various powertrains and performance levels, all on normal roads and environments,” said Albert Biermann, Head of Global Research and Development for Hyundai Motor Company.
“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,” said Thomas Schemera, executive vice president and head of Hyundai Motor Group’s Product Division & NSub-Division.
The Potential of High Performance
RM19 is the latest in the evolution of the Racing Midship series, used to test the potential of technology and high performance for future Hyundai N models. It debuted at 2019 AutoMobility LA.
Sharing the 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injected engine of Hyundai TCR race cars, RM19 has an output of approximately 390 horsepower and is expected to yield zero-60 mph in under four seconds.
Watch the clip for a taste of what it can do.