Hyundai Shows the Merciless RM15 Concept
Hyundai Motor Company revealed the high-performance concept car, which is indeed the "RM15". This is a lightweight coupe with a striking vision, that features an aluminum core structure, carbon-fiber plastics and further weight-loss tweaks that altogether reduce the overall weight with a total of 195 kg, which means the car itself weights 1,260kg. The accent focuses not just to the lightweight structure, but to the overall performance and further general upgrades and improvements.
The weight balance is precisely set to 43% front and 57% rear. The aerodynamics are further-upgraded to make a downforce of 24kg at 200 km/h. The engine is a special built Hyundai Motor Theta 2.0-Liter T-GDI, precisely placed ahead to the rear axle, so weight distribution is further improved. It brings 300 hp (220 kW) at 6,000 rpm. The RM15 comes with a six-speed manual transmission. And the crushing torque of 39kgm ensures the better acceleration time - the beauty goes from 0 to 100 km/h for 4.7 seconds.
An extra force and performance upgrades come from the integrated sub-frame and a WRC-based roll-cage. The firm and soft driving experience comes from the double-wishbone suspension that enables even faster response and improved handling performance. The RM15 is fitted with wonderful 19-inch mono block alloy wheels, geared with 235/35 R19 front tires and 265/35 R19 rear tires.
The body panels are named "Hybrid Lightweight Body Structure" and they provide even better carbon-fiber plastic structures.