Hyundai’s N Vision 74 Concept makes sensational splash at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2023

Hyundai’s N Vision 74 Concept makes sensational splash at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2023

Hyundai Motor Company made its debut at the esteemed Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy, with a captivating showcase of their N Vision 74 concept. This marked Hyundai’s first-ever participation in the renowned classic car and prototype exhibition, captivating attendees from around the world.

Unveiled in 2022, the N Vision 74 represents a hydrogen fuel cell-hybrid “Rolling Lab” created by Hyundai’s high-performance N brand. The design of this concept draws inspiration from the iconic 1974 Pony Coupe Concept, envisioned by the legendary Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro.

Hyundai Motor employs “Rolling Labs” to test and validate advanced technologies for future production models, aligning with their vision of becoming a leader in the era of zero-tailpipe emissions. The N Vision 74 epitomizes Hyundai’s design heritage, state-of-the-art technology, and the N brand’s emotionally-charged high-performance, symbolizing Hyundai N’s long-term ambition for a sustainable and high-performing future beyond electrification.

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The N Vision 74 is built on a unique hydrogen fuel cell hybrid architecture that combines the strengths of a battery motor and a hydrogen fuel cell system. Engineered with a focus on high performance, it offers stable power output without the degradation experienced by electric vehicles during low state-of-charge conditions. With its 5-minute recharge time, this distinctive hydrogen fuel cell hybrid architecture explores the concept’s potential for high performance as a fully functional Rolling Lab.

Equipped with independent dual motors on the rear wheels, the N Vision 74 delivers an impressive power output of 680 PS and achieves an acceleration of less than 4 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h. Its power is derived from an 85 kW hydrogen fuel cell stack located at the front, a 62 kWh lithium-ion battery positioned between the driver and passenger, and two 2.1 kg hydrogen tanks located at the rear, providing a driving range of nearly 600 km.

Prior to its participation in the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the N Vision 74 was showcased alongside a restoration of the Pony Coupe Concept at the Hyundai Reunion in Lake Como, where Hyundai celebrated its first Heritage Project.

By presenting the retro-futuristic N Vision 74 at one of the world’s top three classic and concept car competitions, Hyundai Motor aimed to draw attention to both its design heritage and its vision for sustainable performance technology.

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