After last year’s Veloster RM comes Hyundai’s latest mid-engined concept, the Veloster RM15! What a difference a new livery makes.
A mid-engined Veloster is still a fantastic idea, if utterly unfeasible. In the case of the 2015 concept just revealed in Seoul, we’re talking about a steel chassis with an integrated aluminum subframe wrapped in carbon fiber reinforced plastic body panels for low weight. The final figure is 2,776 pounds,
about 430 pounds roughly 200 pounds lighter than the regular Veloster.
It also has better balance with a 43:57 front-to-rear weight distribution, and at 124 MPH, the aero package creates 52.9 pounds of downforce.
Power comes from a mid-mounted 2.0 turbo producing 296 horsepower and 282 lb-ft sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual, with Hyundai claiming a 0-62 MPH time of 4.7 seconds.
Mono block forged alloy wheels and an integrated half cage complete the speedball package, and if you think this all sounds a bit unrealistic for production, you’re right. Or are you?
Hey, if the French can create the new Clio V6, why can’t Korea? Even if it’ll only be a turbo four, we’ll take it.
Photo credit: Hyundai