The Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo perfectly encapsulates the passion surrounding the high-performance technology that goes into “N" and serves as a commemoration of Hyundai's 50th anniversary in 2017. This exciting machine offers a glimpse of what's in store for the next-generation of high-performance vehicles, and showcases the unique characteristics that represent what N performance is all about.
The N lineup became renowned worldwide since Hyundai Motor’s first participation in the WRC in 2014. The N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo expresses Hyundai's strong commitment to N performance. We hope you enjoy what’s to come for the future of N performance models, beginning with the N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo.
The N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo concept gets its inspiration from aeronautics, specifically from the testing grounds at Rogers Dry Lake (formerly Muroc Dry Lake) where pilots and astronauts have trained, risking their lives to further the pursuit of aeronautics and aviation for over 50 years (as seen in the Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Right Stuff’). The innovative and audacious spirit these test pilots brought to Muroc, which was once just 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 the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran
Turismo got its nickname, ‘Muroc'. Air flows from
the front to the rear through Hyundai’s trademark
hexagonal grille towards the boat-shaped
underbody. The tube-type underflow air supply
duct connected at the rear minimizes pressure on
the underbody to produce maximum downforce.
Additionally, air brakes activate according to
speed and brake usage to minimize drag.
The N 2025 powertrain is based on the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell, which was developed by Hyundai in 2013. It features a total system output of 640kw (884PS) and dual fuel cell stacks that provide 500kw (680PS), along with a super capacitor system that generates an additional 150kw (204PS) by using energy from regenerative braking. All this remarkable power comes in an eco-friendly system optimally delivered by four high-powered independent in-wheel motors that provide uncompromising traction.
The compact, lightweight fuel cell stacks and flexible CFRP monocoque structure keep the car extremely lean at 972 kg, giving it a power-to-weight ratio that rivals the most exotic supercars. And a low center of gravity and IIDC (Independent In-wheel motor Drive Control) make this a car that is equally enjoyable on the track.
The compact, lightweight dual fuel cell stacks provide 50kW (680PS) of electric power through a chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen.
The super capacitor system generates an additional 150kW (204PS) by using energy regenerated during braking and idling.
Four ultra-high speed independent in-wheel motors create the remarkable power that comes from the fuel cell system to provide optimal traction.
The liquid hydrogen tank is made from carbon-fiber for both safety and weight reduction. The tank was designed in a U-shape to achieve optimal weight distribution with a low center of gravity.
The IIDC (Independent In-wheel motor Drive Control) system controls power delivery that best demonstrates itself on a challenging racetrack, especially on the chicane, where N cars really shine.
Although the N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo is based on eco-performance technology, the deep growl that originates in its power plant and emerges from the exhaust pipes will surely strike a chord with enthusiasts. The whir of the air blower’s turbine spinning at 200,000 rpm, the unique frequency of the fuel cell stacks, the purging sound from the hydrogen cooling system, and the high-pitched in-wheel motor converge in harmony to produce a distinct race car rumble that keeps the driver fully engaged.
Furthermore, the Hyundai Motor Design Research Lab designed a unique racing sound system for fuel cell based cars to maximize driving pleasure in this high-spirited yet eco-friendly model. Armed with all of this futuristic technology, the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo truly represents the potential of Hyundai N’s future.