The RN22e prototype electric car was introduced alongside the Hyundai N Vision 74 as two of Hyundai N’s new mobile laboratories.
“The RN22e and N Vision 74 played an important role in the strategic development of our product lineup, particularly high-performance electric cars,” said Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President and Head of Customer Experience Division at Hyundai Motor Company.
“The running lab represents the continuous development of our technology,” added Schemera.
In appearance, the RN22e still maintains the streamlined body that is the hallmark of the Hyundai IONIQ 6.
The difference is that Hyundai provides several aerodynamic changes to the RN22e body such as large wings, large air dams for cooling, and wider front and rear fenders.
In addition, Hyundai also embeds two all-wheel drive electric motors that are more violent than the regular IONIQ 6.
According to Hyundai, the RN22e has an electric motor that produces a combined 430 kW or 577 hp and 740 Nm of torque, similar to the Kia EV6 GT.
Interestingly, Hyundai said that the two electric motors already have torque vectoring capability or the distribution of torque to individual wheels.
Hyundai doesn’t mention the RN22e’s mileage, but it still claims 10-80% fast charging in under 18 minutes.
Regarding features, Hyundai embeds an RN22e sound generator called N Sound+ which is said to be able to provide driving fun.
In addition to the N Sound+, the RN22e also has N e-shift which integrates vibration and shifting feel even though it doesn’t have a mechanical gear.