The 2015 Seoul Motor Show has seen the debut of the Hyundai RM15, which is nothing more than a mid-engined concept.
Hyundai is apparently thinking on introducing a new mid-engined model and after the Veloster Midship concept from last year, and the leaked images with a Veloster with a mid-engined layout, time has come for the company to pull the wraps yet off another model, the RM15, which is also offered with the same mid-engined layout. The vehicle has been officially presented to the public during the 2015 Seoul Motor Show and it has the i20 WRC-inspired livery, a weight decreased by 195 kg to a total of 1,260 kg thanks to the usage of aluminum spaceframe and carbon fiber reinforced plastic body panels.
Some of the features found on the one-off car include the WRC inspired roll cage, the aluminum double wishbone suspension and so on. The weight is distributed 43:57 front to read and under its hood we can find the same 2.0 liter four-cylinder T-GDI engine, mounted transversely behind the seats. The total output produced by this stands at 300 HP (220 kW) at 6,000 rpm and the peak torque is 383 Nm (283 lb-ft), available at 2,000 rpm. The unit is connected to a 6-speed manual transmission, which is sending power to the rear-wheel drive. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the one-off vehicle needs just 4.7 seconds. The Hyundai RM15 mid-engined concept is riding on 19-inch mono block forged alloy wheels, wrapped in 235/35 and 265/35 tires, front to rear.