Hyundai Motor's high performance sub-brand N unveiled a concept model christened as RM16 at the 2016 Busan International Motor Show, which began on June 2. The latest N model concept demonstrates Hyundai's performance pedigrees and N vehicles bring "fun to drive" feature to a wide range of customers, the company said in a statement.
The works for the Project RM (Racing Midship) began in 2012. The design of the RM16 is based on the Veloster and stresses on performance and optimised for aerodynamics. An aluminum space frame is covered by carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) body panels that save weight compared to a traditionally-constructed steel-based car. The face gets an aggressive low-extended hood, slim headlamps and wide air intakes sets. The concept has been draped in Hyundai's WRC livery and a large spoiler adds sportiness in rear.
The RM16 concept is powered by a 2.0-litre T-GDI engine with an electric supercharger makes 296bhp mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The power will be transmitted to rear wheels through an electronic limited slip differential. The RM16 boasts sports-focused weight distribution (43 percent front, 57 percent rear) and centre of gravity less than 500mm from the ground.
The RM16 is the continuation of the high performance technology-equipped cars of N that started with the RM14. The RM14 was revealed at the 2014 Busan International Motor Show for the first time and RM15 at the 2015 Seoul Motor Show.