In a development to its all-electric eTCR Veloster race car presented a year ago, Hyundai has assembled another battery-powered idea dependent on our preferred hot bring forth.
It’s known as the RM20e, and like the Veloster eTCR, it has a mid-mounted engine, and twists the rear wheels. Created in a joint effort with Rimac, it makes a guaranteed 810 horsepower and 708 lb-ft of torque. That is… a ton.
The RM20e is the most recent in Hyundai’s long queue of mid-transport Veloster ideas, with the first appearing in 2015. The RM means “Racing Midship.” According toward the South Korean organization, the vehicle is a building “rolling lab” for testing its new high-performance tech.
The single 800-volt electric engine is controlled by a 60-kWh lithium-particle battery pack, ready to push the vehicle to 60 mph in under three seconds, and to 124 mph in 9.88 seconds. Maximum velocity is more than 155 mph.
Hyundai says its ongoing investment and partnership with Croatian firm Rimac is the thing that encouraged this all-electric idea. The carmaker says the “platform will continue to evolve along with the growth of this Rimac partnership,” which must be more cool high-drive track cars going ahead.
“Our new electrified RM20e pushes the proven RM platform forcefully into a new, environmentally-focused decade of the 21st century, stretching the performance envelope of electrification on normal road environments,” Hyundai R&D boss Albert Biermann said in an announcement. “RM20e represents a revolutionary new chapter of electrified performance for the Racing Midship series, and our N engineers continue to garner valuable insights in the arena of zero-emission performance dynamics.”