Hyundai N Vision Gran Turismo concept debuts at Frankfurt

The epic Hyundai N Vision Gran Turismo concept car has made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, showing off the full potential of the company’s performance N division.

Hyundai N Vision Gran Turismo concept

Following in the theme of most of the other Vision Gran Turismo concepts, the Hyundai version takes on a Le Mans layout with a long tail and short front overhang. There’s also futuristic wheels that are barely encased within the bodywork, and some very low skirting.

Interestingly, power doesn’t come from a high-powered turbo engine. Instead, it’s a high-powered hydrogen system that comprises of dual cells combining to generate a mental 650kW output (871hp)

The energy is charged through four hub-mounted motors, providing all-wheel drive. Hyundai hasn’t mentioned anything about acceleration or performance, but given the car weighs in at just 972kg, the power-to-weight ratio is almost 1hp:1kg.

Pure acceleration is not the car’s only forte though. It can also scream around corners thanks to a comprehensive aerodynamics package. The underbody is described as “boat-like”, while special ducts at the rear guide airflow out and away from the car for maximum downforce.

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Gamers will soon be able to use the N concept in the hit Sony PlayStation game Gran Turismo 6. Elements of its design and technology are likely to be used on future production cars, particularly those beyond 2025.

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.