Hyundai is presenting the sports division N at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show . And there is no better way to present the new division than to produce a futuristic concept that (almost) everyone will be able to drive. The N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo model is designed for the popular console game Gran Turismo 6.
The most interesting element of the car is probably its powertrain, based on a fuel cell system . Total output is 884bhp , with two sets of fuel cells providing 680bhp and a supercapacitor system adding another 204bhp, obtained by recuperating kinetic energy during braking. They transfer this power to four high-performance electric motors with independent control located inside the wheels.
Compact and lightweight fuel cell kits and a rigid carbon composite body shell reduce the vehicle's weight to 972 kg. In combination with a low center of gravity, the aforementioned performance parameters allow excellent times to be achieved on the most demanding race circuits , fully in line with the promise of "joy to drive" (where we've only heard this slogan) in the cars of the N division.
The distinctive hexagonal radiator grille feeds air into a ship-shaped structure under the vehicle. From there, it is guided through a pipe channel to the stern, which creates maximum downforce. Depending on the driving speed and the use of conventional brakes, the air brakes are additionally activated.
Although the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo uses ecological technology, it will reportedly also appeal to car enthusiasts with the deep growl of its powertrain. The sound of the turbine, feeding air and reaching 200,000 rpm, the frequency of the fuel cell set, the sound of the hydrogen cooling system and the high note of the electric motors inside the wheels combine to form the distinctive roar of a racing car . At the same time, the design of the game concept draws inspiration from aeronautics and Edwards Air Force Base, which makes it look like a jet plane on wheels.