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Hyundai could make a Porsche 718 Cayman rival

It is the sports branch N which would have this mission

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Hyundai's sports division, soberly named N, was created in 2015 by the arrival of Albert Biermann. Albert Biermann was director of BMW's M division and therefore has a strong background in the field. Previously, Hyundai sports cars were not very well known or even highly recommended. The Veloster N has changed all that and now allows Hyundai to compete with the well-established Volkswagen Golf GTI.

And the Korean brand sees even more for the future. In an interview with Evo, Biermann said that Hyundai N could create a new mid-engine sports car to finally compete with Porsche. So future Hyundai Ns will probably be even more radical than they are today.

This car would of course have a more simplistic engine construction than the German competitor's flat engines. On the other hand, the driving sensations will be very similar for a lower price. Hyundai N will be able to rely on the RM19 racing prototype, which is equipped with a 2.0-litre engine developing 390 hp. This good basis could be reused in series production.

This engine allowed the RM19 to do 0 to 62 mph in less than four seconds and reach 155 mph. Given the performance, this prototype could well prefigure Hyundai's future response to the Porsche 718 Cayman. Demand for the Hyundai N exceeds all expectations. In Germany, for example, the N version of the compact car i30 represents... 34% of sales!

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Comments (21)

  • Great news. Fantastic to see Hyundai having a go at Porsche. Who would have thought it.

      9 months ago
  • Maybe hyundai will be the ones to give us a new MR2

      9 months ago
  • Yeah- when they have spent 70 years running at Le Mans we can talk about them taking on Porsche...

      9 months ago
    • it has nothing to do with LeMans, Porsche Cayman never ran Lemans either. Its like saying Porsche is a shit brand because it never won in Formula 1.

        9 months ago
    • Might want to do your homework before making stupid statements. Porsche did win in F1!

        9 months ago
  • Good luck 😉

      9 months ago
  • They have a bearing failure, recall and they also have a recall for engines replaced from a previous recall, involving a high pressure fuel pipe. Therefore even the engines they replaced have issues or are installed improperly. I like Kia and Hyundai but they need to step up their Quality Control as one of the more popular brands with volume.

      9 months ago

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