Spectacular. There is no other way to define Hyundai N Vision 74. We know that it is a prototype, a concept car that very possibly will never step on the real asphalt, but its appearance and its technology are absolutely intoxicating. It is the latest and most daring creation of the division n of the Korean firm. A retro-styled sports car employing a unique mechanical scheme that advances Hyundai’s approach to sustainable mobility and high performance.
The great gala of the N division has given a lot of itself in the presentation of products and official announcements. Hyundai has officially confirmed the arrival of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N for next year. They have also announced that a course later the corresponding version of the Hyundai Ioniq 6 will make an appearance, and in between they have presented an absolutely brutal prototype. The N Vision 74 sports a retro look that pays homage to the Pony Coupé Concept introduced in 1974 whose design was inspired by Giorgetto Giugiaro himself.. Although let’s hope he doesn’t follow in his footsteps.
The Pony Coupé never hit the streets, it did not go beyond the prototype phase, something that we do hope will happen with the N Vision 74, although we seriously doubt it. The design work is phenomenal. A mix of old and new that flows effortlessly into a sports car that never fails to amaze at every glance.. Thousands of details spread over its almost five meters long. From the current parametric headlights used by Hyundai to the completely faired retro wheels or the rear spoiler of outrageous size.
Whichever way you look at it, it is obvious that Hyundai’s N division wants to be recognized around the world for its creations. In just 7 years of life, the craziest family in the house already has a lot to brag about. From the concatenation of two WRC world championships to the launch of high-performance street vehicles. However, the future has an important electrical base, as the launch of the Ioniq 5 and 6 N demonstrates. Unlike them, the N Vision 74 offers a different electrical point of view.
Hyundai wants hydrogen to become a fundamental part of its product structure. In the case of the presented prototype we speak of an electric powered by a hydrogen cell that burns the precious element to generate a current that is stored in the battery and that is later released to two high-performance rear electric motors. It offers an electric power of more than 670 horsepower with more than 900 Nm of torque. All controlled by a lithium-ion battery with 62.4 kWh capacity which works at a voltage of 800 volts.
As for the hydrogen part, the special pressurized tank has a capacity of 4.2 kilograms that allows a complete recharge in just five minutes. At full speed the Hyundai N Vision 74 is capable of overcoming the barrier of 250 kilometers per hour. In terms of autonomy, the Koreans estimate the operating range at more than 600 kilometers, although obviously as long as you drive calmly. As we’ve already said, we don’t know if the N Vision 74 will officially hit the streets – Hyundai considers it a rolling lab – but it could well turn into a hands-on job.