Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo
Showing the potential and vision of N
The Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo was created to inspire the passion of ‘N’, the high performance in celebration of Hyundai’s 50th anniversary which comes in 2017. This exciting machine offers a peek into the next-generation high-performance vehicles and shows the unique characteristics of the N performance, ‘the most thrilling winding road fun’.
The “N” has become known to the world through Hyundai Motor’s WRC participation which started in 2014. The N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo expresses the company’s strong commitment to N performance. We hope you enjoy the future of N performance models with the N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo.
Vision #1 High-performance, yet eco-friendly
The N 2025’s powertrain is based on world’s first mass-produced Hyundai hydrogen fuel cell in 2013. The total system output is 650kw(884PS). The dual fuel cell stacks provide 500kw(680PS), and the super capacitor system generates an additional 150kw(204PS) by using energy regenerated when braking. This remarkable power comes from an eco-friendly system that’s optimally delivered through four high-powered independent in-wheel motors, which provide uncompromised traction. The compact, lightweight fuel cell stacks and flexible CFRP monocoque structure allow the car to tip the scales at a lean 972 kg, giving it a power-to-weight ratio that rivals the most exotic supercars in the world. Furthermore, low center of gravity and IIDC (Independent In-wheel motor Drive Control) make this a car that can be best enjoyed on a challenging racetrack, especially on the chicane, which is what “N” cars are all about.
01 DUAL FUEL CELL
The compact lightweight dual fuel cell stacks provide electric power of 500kW (680 PS) through a chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen.
02 SUPER CAPACITOR
The super capacitor system generates an additional 150 kW (204 PS) by using energy regenerated from braking and idling.
03 IN-WHEEL MOTORS
The remarkable power that comes from the fuel cell system is made possible by the 4 ultra-high speed independent in-wheel motors, creating optimal traction.
04 LIQUID HYDROGEN TANK
The liquid hydrogen tank is made out of carbon-fiber for both safety and lightweight purpose. For optimal weight distribution and a low center of gravity height, the tank was designed in the U-shape.
05 MOTOR CONTROL UNIT
IIDC(Independent In-wheel motor Drive Control) system controls power delivery that can be best enjoyed on a challenging racetrack, especially on the chicane, which is what ‘N’ cars are all about “the most thrilling winding road fun”.
Vision #2 The ultimate future design to boost the high-performance technology
The N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo concept gets its inspiration from aeronautics, more specifically from the tests performed at Rogers Dry Lake (formerly Muroc Dry Lake) where pilots and astronauts trained, risking their lives for the pursuit of space travel (as seen in the Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Right Stuff’). The innovative and audacious spirit shown at Muroc, which was once a dry lake bed in this area, was the source of inspiration and motif for the design of the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo. That’s how Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo gets its nickname, ‘Muroc’.
The air from the front to rear flows through Hyundai Motor’s trademark hexagonal grille to the boat shaped underbody structure. The tube-type underflow air supply duct connected to the rear minimizes pressure to the underbody to produce maximum downforce. In addition, the air brakes activate according to speed and brake usage as well as minimize drag.
Vision #3 Special sound to awake all your senses
Although the N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo is based on eco-performance technology, the vehicle will strike a chord with enthusiasts merely by the deep growl of its powerplant. The sounds from the air blower’s turbine that spins at around 200,000 rpm, the unique frequency of fuel cell stacks, the purging sound from the hydrogen cooling system and the high-pitched in-wheel motor harmoniously combine to produce a distinct racecar rumble, fully engaging the driver.
Furthermore, Hyundai Motor’s Design Research Lab designed a unique racing car sound system for fuel cell based cars to maximize the emotional delight of this highly-spirited yet eco-friendly model. Armed with all of this future technology, the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo truly represents the potential of Hyundai N product’s sporting future.
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