Hyundai N Roadster rendered, needs production version

Check out this for a cool rendering, and an interesting idea. It’s a designer’s vision of a Hyundai N Roadster, featuring some very appealing styling cues.

Hyundai doesn’t currently produce a convertible or roadster sports car. But, now could be the perfect time the company introduces one, under its N Performance sub-division. The division has only introduced two cars so far, the i30 N hatch and Fastback N. A roadster could be a good way to keep the momentum going.

Designer Yeonjoon Park has created various images showing a cool roadster that infuses plenty of N flavour. At the front is an elaborate interpretation of Hyundai’s current cascading grille layout, flanked by slashing side intakes and supported by a black lip spoiler.

From the side profile the concept has a bit of Honda S2000 about it, with a black windscreen surround, and roll-over hoops protruding for a traditional roadster theme. There’s a unique extraction vent behind the front wheels too, and unusual cutaways in the door skins.

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At the rear it shows off a very wide stance, with exhaust outlets mounted at the ends of a wide diffuser element. The designer has gone for the returning trend of a full-width taillight, with a black wing mounted up to. There’s also a matching black hardtop roof by the looks of it.

Being a digital concept that really only exists in the imagination of the designer’s mind, there are no specifications on the powertrain. We’d envision it as coming with the 2.0-litre turbo from the i30 N that produces 202kW. However, it would be awesome if the engine were spun around and mounted longitudinally to provide rear-wheel drive.

Overall it looks like a great concept. What do you think, should Hyundai N considering building a roadster convertible like this?

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.