Hyundai previews radical new sports activities automotive

Effectively, that is fascinating. Hyundai has shared a mysterious picture of what seems to be a supercar – or presumably the Batmobile – underneath covers throughout its social media channels. Essentially, it is to preview the corporate’s upcoming “N day”, the place it likes to have a good time all issues regarding its efficiency model, and generate some community-based pleasure for something cool within the product pipeline. 

So far as the teaser shot is anxious, it might effectively be that Hyundai is on the cusp of unveiling one thing very sporty certainly. Or presumably it has spent a whole afternoon cleverly arranging some containers round an i20 N to whip us all right into a frenzy. The tagline – “envisioning the way forward for N with legacy” – does recommend that it is a radical new idea. 

Clearly we can’t an excessive amount of area guessing what’s beneath the covers (though be at liberty to indulge your wilder speculations beneath), but it surely definitely doesn’t appear to be it’ll be a pumped-up model of something Hyundai presently provides. The form suggests a smooth silhouette with a wildly lengthy entrance finish, and a large rear wing. And is it simply us, or does it resemble a Ferrari F40 with a barely increased nostril? Perhaps not. 

Both manner, we have got our fingers crossed that this is not merely one other fantasy automotive destined for a digital existence in Gran Turismo. There may be additionally a slight discrepancy between the social media pic and the accompanying YouTube video to keep in mind, which incorporates some blurred-out footage and a tagline that does with out the legacy bit – however provides in lightning bolts and battery whine.

Consequently, there’s all the time the chance we would see two vehicles unveiled on N day – particularly with an N model of the brand new Ioniq 6 mentioned to already be on the books. No matter occurs, there may be good cause to get excited given  Hyundai’s latest observe document. In spite of everything, the brand new i20 N is a critical various to the all-conquering Ford Fiesta ST, and the revised i30 N proves you could make a good sizzling hatch with a flappy paddle DCT. We’re arguably but to see what a correct EV efficiency automotive can supply over one with pistons at an reasonably priced degree, but when anybody can do it, it’s a burgeoning N division. 

We’ll discover out what Hyundai has tucked up its sleeve when the festivities start subsequent Friday. The revealing will happen at 2am, however relaxation assured we’ll have all the main points proper right here for those who don’t fancy getting up in the course of the evening…