At the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, Hyundai took the opportunity to announce the brand's unique perspective on future performance characteristics, simply calling it 'N'. What better way to announce it than by introducing Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo' concept, inspired by N, coming exclusively to PlayStation®'s Gran Turismo video game series.
The Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo was inspired by aeronautics and speed, so it's no wonder it looks like 'a jet fighter on wheels that blurs the line between air and asphalt', almost able to convince you it's floating in the air.
Its powertrain is based on the world's first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell system with a total output of 650 kW and the dual fuel cell stacks providing 500 kW. An additional 150 kW are generated by the super capacitor system during regenerative braking. This remarkable power is delivered through four high-powered independent in-wheel motors. Compact, lightweight fuel cell stacks and rigid CFRP monocoque structure together create an overall lighter vehicle, weighing just 972 kg, hence the car boasts a power-to-weight ratio that easily compares to the most exotic supercars in the world. Aerodynamics also help, with the air flowing through Hyundai's trademark hexagonal grille to the boat-shaped underbody structure minimizes pressure to the underbody to produce maximum downforce.
Hyundai N 2015 Vision Gran Turismo as an electric vehicle based on eco-performance technology of course doesn't produce the same sounds as cars with roaring gasoline motors, but that doesn't mean it runs quietly. Quite on the contrary, the sounds from the air blower's turbine that spins at 200,000 rpm, the frequency of the fuel cell stacks, the sound from the hydrogen cooling system and the high-pitched in-wheel motor jointly produce a proper, distinct race car roar.