· Video shows how Hyundai’s N Brand is using ‘rolling lab’ R&D vehicles to bring electrification technologies to next-generation high-performance models
· RN22e and N Vision 74 are advancing battery electric and hydrogen hybrid technologies, respectively, to achieve N Brand’s near term and mid- to long-term visions for electrified high-performance
· The video also provides the first sneak peek of IONIQ 5 N wrapped in an N-specific camouflage membrane with a pattern of pixels and checkered flags
SEOUL, December 2, 2021 – Hyundai Motor Company today released a video about its high-performance N Brand and the RN22e and N Vision 74 rolling labs that are facilitating its electrified future. The video also features a glimpse of IONIQ 5 N, making its first official appearance, wrapped in a special camouflage pattern of pixels and checkered flags. (Watch it here.)
The video provides an inside look at the development process of N Brand’s rolling labs, which are fully functional vehicles used for research, development and verification of high-performance technologies pioneered by Hyundai Motorsports before application to mass-production models. Following N Brand’s RM (Racing Midship) series of internal combustion engine rolling labs, the brand introduced this past summer a new rolling lab series to develop next-generation electrified vehicles.
This video vividly reveals the development process of the two rolling labs (RN22e and N Vision 74) that are facilitating the future of N Brand’s high-performance cars.
The RN22e rolling lab is the N Brand’s first high-performance vehicle based on Hyundai Motor’s E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform), which is the basis of Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6. The video shows how RN22e is combining E-GMP and other advanced technologies to achieve N Brand’s performance pillars of Corner Rascal, Racetrack Capability and Everyday Sports Car. Through RN22e, innovative technologies are tested and verified for near-term implementation on N Brand’s first battery electric model.
N Vision 74 is a hydrogen hybrid rolling lab that shows N Brand’s mid- to long-term vision for high-performance vehicles. N Vision 74’s 500kW hydrogen fuel cell powertrain, which boasts a fast-refueling time of 5 minutes, originated on N Brand’s first concept vehicle, N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo unveiled at the brand’s launch in 2015, and has benefitted from another seven years of development. In addition, N Vision 74’s design inherits the spirit of Hyundai’s Pony Coupe concept unveiled in 1974, clearly connecting Hyundai Motor’s heritage with N Brand’s future.
The video includes a cameo appearance by IONIQ 5 N wrapped in an N-specific camouflage membrane with a pattern of pixels and checkered flags, representing driving fun in the electrified era. In its first-ever appearance, IONIQ 5 N is seen running side by side with RN22e and N Vision 74 for about three seconds.
“Hyundai N Brand is one of the fastest evolving high-performance brands in the world. All of our plans are on the right track to be carried out in line with our vision for electrification,” said Till Wartenberg, Vice President of N Brand Management & Motorsport sub-division at Hyundai Motor Company. “The success story of rolling labs highlighted by RN22e is a perfect prelude to our N Brand’s very first battery electric production model, the IONIQ 5 N, coming soon.”
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