Do you love the retro Hyundai N Vision 74 rolling lab concept? It looks like it could actually be entering production.
The publication refers to the vehicle that’s set to be revealed as the Pony Coupe, which was an original concept from 1974 that was designed by Giorgetto Giugario.
At this stage it’s unclear if the so-called Hyundai Pony Coupe will receive the N Vision 74’s “high-performance hydrogen fuel cell hybrid” drivetrain, or if it’ll be subbed out for an all-electric drivetrain.
The Hyundai N Vision 74 rolling lab concept was first revealed in July last year alongside the RN22e rolling lab concept that informs what the Ioniq 6 N will look like.
The former has dual, rear-mounted electric motors producing over 500kW of power and over 900Nm of torque, along with a hydrogen fuel stack producing a maximum of 95kW to charge the battery. Top speed is claimed to be over 250km/h.
There’s a 62.4kWh battery capable of 800W fast-charging, and a 4.2kg hydrogen tank that can be refuelled in five minutes. That’s a considerably larger battery than the Toyota Mirai, which combines a 5.6kg hydrogen tank with a 1.2kWh lithium-ion battery.
In essence, the N Vision 74 is a battery-electric car with what shapes as a sort of hydrogen range extender.
Hyundai claims the N Vision 74 concept’s driving range is over 600km.
The N Vision 74 concept measures in at 4952mm long, 1995mm wide, and 1331mm tall, with 2905mm wheelbase.
That’s 85mm longer, 88mm wide, and 31mm lower than the BMW M8 Competition, with a 78mm longer wheelbase.
Although the N Vision 74 concept retains the fundamental silhouette and unique B-pillar of the original Pony Coupe concept, it has a number of motorsports-inspired additions such as a low front splitter, swollen wheel arches, retro-looking aero disc wheels, rear diffuser, and a large rear wing.
It’s expected a lot of these design elements will be dialled down for the production version.