The Hyundai N Vision 74 concept is a 670bhp fuel-cell hybrid
Nestled amongst the multitude of excellence that emerged from fabled Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro sit both the DeLorean and the Hyundai Pony Coupe; the latter influencing the former, at least according to Hyundai.
So you could say the company’s gone back for its future, because the Pony has now influenced this. Hyundai calls it the N Vision 74 concept, a car that revives that ill-fated Coupe and propels it so quickly into the future you’ll be shrieking ‘1.21 gigawatts’ in no time.
Well, not quite 1.21. There’s a 670bhp hybrid drivetrain on board that allows for a 250km/h top speed, hybrid here referencing the 74's battery and hydrogen fuel cell setup. The battery is a 62.4kWh unit with 800V fast-charging capability, while the hydrogen fuel-cell is said to be “the most advanced” the company has ever built, weighing just 4.2kg and able to be refilled in five minutes.
Power is sent to the rear wheels alone via a pair of motors with torque vectoring, “allowing a precise and responsive cornering experience”. (Indeed, one of N’s key pillars for each car is to be – in its words – a ‘corner rascal’.) Judging by the oversteer angle in the shots above, job done, we’d proffer.
TEXT Vijay Pattny