The Hyundai RM15 concept was unveiled a few days ago at the 2015 Seoul Motor Show and is basically an evolution of the Veloster Midship concept from 2014. There aren’t many changes in terms of design as we only notice the new livery derived from the i20 WRC but the revised concept does come with some substantial upgrades compared to its predecessor. By adopting an aluminum spaceframe and carbon fiber reinforced plastics, Hyundai’s engineers were able to shave off 195 kg which means the vehicle now weighs just 1,260 kg.
The weight is distributed 43% front and 57% rear while the mid-mounted T-GDI 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine packs 300 HP (220 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 383 Nm (283 lb-ft) of torque at 2,000 rpm. It sits transversely behind the rear seats and ahead of the rear axle and works with a six-speed manual transmission which sends output to the rear wheels.
The Hyundai RM15 concept will need 4.7 seconds to cover the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run and has received 19-inch mono block alloys wrapped around in 235/35 R19 front & 265/35 R19 rear tires. It also comes with an aluminum double wishbone suspension, a WRC-like roll cage and vertical air intake slots in the rear wheel arches and flanks to boost cooling in the engine bay.