Hyundai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Race Car

Hyundai presents hydrogen fuel cell race car for Gran Turismo

Hyundai introduced the ‘Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo’ concept, a hydrogen fuel cell powered racing car that will be coming exclusively to PlayStation’s Gran Turismo video game series.

The concept car represents the brand’s perspective on future performance characteristics and is showcased at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The total system output of the race car is 650 kW (871 HP), with the dual fuel cell stacks providing 500 kW (670 HP), and the super capacitor system generating an additional 150 kW (201 HP) by using energy regeneration when braking. The power is delivered through four high-powered independent in-wheel motors, which provide uncompromised traction.

The compact, lightweight fuel cell stacks and rigid CFRP monocoque structure help to keep weight down to 972 kg, giving it a power-to-weight ratio that rivals the most exotic supercars in the world. Combined with a low centre of gravity, this power and performance sets the car up to perform on the most challenging of race tracks, encapsulating the thrilling premise of Hyundai’s type N cars.

As air flows through Hyundai’s trademark hexagonal grille to the boat-shaped underbody structure, the tube-type underflow air supply duct connected to the rear minimizes pressure to the underbody to produce maximum downforce. In addition, the air brakes activate according to speed and brake usage as well as reduce drag.

The sounds from the air blower’s turbine that spins at 200,000rpm, the frequency of the fuel cell stacks, the sound from the hydrogen cooling system and the high-pitched in-wheel motor combine to produce a distinct race car roar.

The Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo concept draws inspiration aeronautics and speed. It looks like a jet fighter on wheels that blurs the line between air and asphalt. Hyundai Motor designed this car to appear like it is floating.

Through Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo’s sustainable technology and innovative race car design, Hyundai is presenting N’s future potential to a wider global online community.

 

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