Hyundai Reveals Madcap RM16 Concept

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Korean automaker Hyundai has unveiled the RM16 (Racing Midship 2016) concept hot hatchback at the 2016 Busan Auto Show.

The RM16 is the latest hot hatch concept based on the Velostar that was unveiled by Hyundai's newly formed 'N' performance division.

The RM16 spices up the Velostar based mid-engined hot hatch concept first seen as RM14 and later as the RM15 and has made it into an even more potent force.

Powering the new RM16 concept is a 2.0-litre engine fitted with an electric compressor powered turbocharger producing 300hp, all of which is sent to the wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox.

The RM16 boasts of sportscar like 43/57 front-rear weight distribution and is fitted with a Limited Slip Differential that helps it control the power it puts on to the road.

The RM16 boasts of aluminium sub-frame on which the car's Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) body panel are fitted.

Design wise, the RM16 still retains most of the Velostar's looks but instead all the CFRP panels, especially the ones at the front and the honking great rear do a great job at keeping the Velostar stuck to the road like glue.

The RM16 is supposed to preview the N division's upcoming cars, the first of which will be the i30N hatchback.

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Story first published: Monday, June 13, 2016, 11:04 [IST]
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