Hyundai presented the future of the performance line at the N-Day. In addition to a hydrogen retro sports coupé, which will hardly go into series production, the Koreans also showed the RN22e. The model, on the other hand, anticipates the Ioniq 6 in the N version.
Both studies are "rolling labs", as Hyundai says. But the RN22e study is not only based on the same E-GMP platform as the Ioniq 6, it also largely retains the body layout. The study has a redesigned front with large air vents and smaller headlight units. The front hood has also been aerodynamically optimized. The front splitter has a contrasting color – the pronounced rocker panels are also accentuated in red on the side. The rear is shielded by a huge spoiler, including the standard rear with a diffuser-like apron.
Ioniq 6 N study with all-wheel drive and torque vectoring
The RN22e aka Ioniq 6 was trimmed for lateral dynamics. The study receives the e-LSD known from Hyundai, an electronically controlled limited-slip differential. A torque vectoring system is also on board. The driver can use various driving modes to individually distribute the torque to the front and rear axles - the concept car comes with all-wheel drive accordingly. Vehicle elements from the 3D printer are intended to reduce the weight of the model and increase its rigidity. Value was also placed on cooling and the stability of the brakes. In order to adequately capture the rather heavy Ioniq 6, Hyundai installed four-piston monoblock brake calipers and 400 mm brake discs.
An N Sound+ system consisting of interior and exterior loudspeakers contributes the sound suitable for racing, and "N-E-Shift" provides a vibration and shift feel. The RN22e measures 4,915 mm in length, 2,023 mm in width and 1,479 mm in height. The wheelbase is 2,950 mm. For comparison, here are the dimensions of the Ioniq 6.
In terms of performance, the Ioniq 6 and the RN22e study are based on the Kia EV6 GT. The all-wheel drive model has 430 kW or 585 hp, plus 740 Nm of torque. The maximum speed is over 250 km/h. The battery capacity is 77.4 kWh. The model has 400 volt and 800 volt fast charging technology. The battery is charged from 10 to 80 percent in less than 18 minutes.
At the N-Day, Hyundai is presenting the future of the N line without denying tradition, if one can speak of tradition there. It is now clear that the N label can also be found on the Ioniq models 5 and 6.