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Hyundai has introduced yet another mid-engined concept at the Busan Auto Show that’s currently taking place in South Korea.
Called RM16, the show car is an evolution of the Veloster Midship and RM15 concepts that were presented in 2014 and in 2015, respectively. It’s powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that uses an electric turbocharger to make almost 300 horsepower. The turbo four spins the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential, though Hyundai hasn’t published technical details yet.
The Veloster Midship and the RM15 looked like a Veloster on steroids, but the RM16 gets a specific look with a low front end, a wide air dam, new headlights, and a redesigned rear fascia that incorporates horizontal vents. It rides on an aluminum space frame, and its body is made entirely out of carbon fiber. The mid-engined setup gives the RM16 a 43/57 weight distribution.
None of Hyundai’s mid-engined concepts have spawned a production model, much to the disappointment of enthusiasts, and there’s no reason to believe that the RM16 is any different. However, Hyundai points out the RM16 will help its engineers develop “core high performance technologies” that will be used on future sports cars.