Hyundai Motor Company showcased the new RM19 Racing Midship Sports Car to global media at the 2019 AutoMobility LA. RM refers to “Racing Midship” body configuration that Hyundai uses it on the N prototype model. The key advantage of the platform is that the body configuration provides supercar-level handling balance and low-polar-moment-of-inertia agility for outstanding connection to the tarmac at all speeds and driving conditions.
The RM (Racing Midship) started its development since 2012, and it was meant to connect new high-performance motorsports technologies with future N models. There are a few RM models have already underwent extensive road testing to validate newly-developed technologies, observe their effects on performance, and improve them for subsequent application on future N models.
Powering the RM19 is a powerful 2.0L turbocharged, direct-injected engine with an output of approximately 390 bhp. 0-100km/h is expected to be achieved under 4 seconds. The engine inside the RM19 is shared with the TCR racecars from the Hyundai N development. Due to this being a development car, Hyundai can remove any restriction on boost to allow better engine performance.
In addition to the gasoline version, state-of-the-art electrified powertrains could provide clean, yet thrilling propulsion for the RM19. As Hyundai boasts an industry-leading variety of electrified propulsion, including production HEV, PHEV, BEV and FCEV powertrains, various types of electrified powertrains are available for testing a high-performance electric sports car. With the recent investment and strategic partnership with Rimac Automobili, Hyundai works closely together with Rimac to develop high-performance Electric and FCEV prototypes. Hyundai Motor Group has a strategic plan to deploy 44 eco-friendly models by 2025, taking the Hyundai N brand well into the environmentally-focused third decade of the twenty-first century