Hyundai has unveiled two high-performance concepts cars, the RN22e and the N Vision 74, that its engineers will use to develop solutions that will be carried over to its N subbrand.
The first car to benefit from the so-called "rolling labs" will be the Ioniq 5 N, the range-topping performance version of the midsize SUV that will debut in Europe and worldwide next year.
The rolling labs are "great assets" that are being used to turn the N subbrand's electrification vision into reality via the Ioniq 5 N, Hyundai Vice President of N Brand Management Till Wartenberg said in a release.
The Ioniq 5 is the first Hyundai based on the automaker's Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which also underpins the RN22e concept. The Ioniq 5 was the No. 6-selling EV in Europe in the first half with a volume of 16,955 units, according to figures from Dataforce.
Hyundai says the RN22e offers "racetrack-ready" performance by optimizing the E-GMP platform within the design parameters of the Ioniq 6, which was unveiled in June.
The RN22e is 4915 mm long, 2023 mm wide and 1479 mm tall and sits on a 2950 mm wheelbase.
It is slightly longer and wider than the Ioniq 6, but not as tall while the wheelbases are identical.