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On Friday, Hyundai unveiled their N Vision 74 concept at the N Day event in Seoul, Korea, and it’s probably the coolest thing ever made by the South Korean marque. The sub-brand showcased their new retro-styled hydrogen fuel cell powered coupe, and we’re crossing our fingers for any chance of production.
Hyundai’s Pony Coupe prototype from 1974, designed by the legendary Giorgetto Guigiaro, served as a major design influence on the sporty two-door 74. Let’s not forget, Giugiaro is the one who designed the DMC Delorean. The resemblance is clear, though not as boxy as the Pony Coupe.
Sharing design elements from the Hyundai classic, the N Vision 74 concept also has some contemporary features. The silhouette and roofline are very similar to the Pony Coupe, and Hyundai has even included their popular pixel lights on the front and back.
The Hyundai N Vision 74 utilizes a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain, which Hyundai claims is its most advanced ever. In addition to an 85 kW fuel-cell stack with a 4.2 kg tank capacity, there are two electric motors positioned in the back that enable precise torque vectoring and a 72.4 kilowatt-hour battery pack with 800 volts. According to the marque, it has a performance boosting three-channel cooling system that has the option to be powered by either the entire fuel-cell system or simply the EV configuration.
With 671 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, the Hyundai N Vision 74 concept can hit a max speed of over 155 mph with 373 miles of range. The company has stated their consideration of including an additional third electric motor at the front axle, as well as a test at the Nürburgring racetrack.
According to Hyundai, their concept will continue to serve as a testing ground for the brand’s upcoming high-performance production and racing vehicles. The idea will contribute to the development and advancement of the hydrogen powertrain technology, to which Hyundai remains committed to. Check out more photos of the N Vision 74 concept below.