Hyundai Develops a Mid-Engine Sports Car to Launch It in 2 Years

Hyundai is working on a sports car for production with mid-engine layout to introduce it in the next 2-3 years. This will be a way to unite mid-engine dynamics with affordability.

The Korean carmaker has yet to decide whether it will be a Hyundai or a Genesis in the price range between $40,000-70,000.

Hyundai has been testing a RM19 (“racing midship”) prototype (pictured). This is a modified Veloster with a transversely mounted turbocharged 2.0-liter 390-hp inline-four put between the rear wheels. The engine is paired with a 6-speed sequential manual transmission.

This test car enables the engineers of the company to master the challenges coming with the engine in back.

When arrives, a production car should keep up with the Toyota Supra and the next Nissan Z. It may resemble the Hyundai Veloster N, but not necessarily.

We expect it will have improved drivability, get a turbocharged inline-four engine delivering significantly more than 300 hp, and use an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

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