Image credits: © Hyundai.

2015 Hyundai RM15 Concept news, pictures, specifications, and information

ENGINEERED WITHOUT COMPROMISE: HYUNDAI MOTOR'S MID-ENGINED COUPE CONCEPT ‘RM15' REVEALED AT 2015 SEOUL MOTOR SHOW

◾RM15 (Racing Midship 2015) is a mid-engined, lightweight, high-performance two-seat concept
◾Latest concept demonstrates Hyundai Motor's continued commitment to advanced vehicle technologies and materials
◾Aluminum core structure wîth CFRP body panels minimizes vehicle weight
◾High levels of downforce at speed, wîth competitive lift coefficient
◾2.0-liter T-GDI mid-mounted engine generates 300 ps and 39 kgm (383 NM) torque

April 2, 2015 – Hyundai Motor Company has revealed its latest mid-engined model, an aggressively-styled high-performance coupe concept named 'RM15' (Racing Midship 2015). The lightweight two-seat concept, unveiled today at the 11th Seoul Motor Show, makes a confident statement about Hyundai Motor's passion for performance and its expertise in the development of advanced vehicle technologies.

The RM15 features an aluminum spaceframe as its core structure, wîth a covering of light, stiff body panels formed in carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), which together help to achieve a significant weight saving compared to a conventional all-steel vehicle. The body panels are painted in the signature colors of the company's 'N' (pale blue, black, red and Hyundai mid-blue) which also feature on the Hyundai WRC i20 rally car.

Based on the Veloster RM shown at last year's Busan Motor Show in Korea, the new RM15 features a host of modifications that boost the latest model's performance, handling and efficiency. Total weight is reduced (to 1,260 kg – a saving of 195kg compared to an all-steel structure), weight distribution is more evenly balanced (43% front, 57% rear), the center of gravity is just 491 mm from the ground and aerodynamic downforce is 24 kg at 200 kph, aided by a competitive lift-coefficient.

Power comes from Hyundai Motor's Theta 2.0-liter T-GDI engine mounted transversely behind the two-seater cabin and ahead of the rear axle, ensuring optimized weight distribution and a low moment of inertia for excellent handling agility and high levels of traction. New, vertical air-intake slots in the flanks of the car, ahead of the rear wheel arches, increase cooling airflow within the engine bay and enhance powertrain efficiency.

Vital Stats
Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 296 hp
Torque: 282 ft-lbs

6-speed Manual
The four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine generates 300 ps at 6,000 rpm and drives the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) Strong torque delivery (39 kgm 383 Nm at 2,000 rpm) helps to reduce the 0-100 km acceleration time to just 4.7 seconds.


Integrated sub-frame (front & rear) and a WRC-inspired roll-cage add extra stiffness to the structure, providing a firm foundation for the aluminum double-wishbone suspension, enabling it to give precise responses and consistent handling characteristics. RM15 rides on stylish 19-inch diameter mono block forged alloy wheels fitted wîth 235/35 R19 tires (front) and 265/35 R19 tires (rear).

The body panels, named 'Hybrid Lightweight Body Structure (HLBS)' provide further demonstration of Hyundai Motor's expertise wîth carbon-fiber reinforced plastic structures. With an aluminum core structure and CFRP body panels, the RM15 is light yet extremely strong, wîth torsional stiffness of 37,800nm/deg.

'The RM15 is another bold statement of the progressive spirit of Hyundai Motor, illustrating what we can achieve when we channel our passion and enthusiasm into a product that is not limited by convention,' comments Joonhong Park, Senior Vice President and head of High Performance Vehicle Development Center at Hyundai Motor Group. 'I'm very proud to unveil the RM15 at our home motor show, where visitors have become used to seeing Hyundai Motor confidently give expression to its creative and engineering talents and energies. We intend to demonstrate our progress wîth high-performance technologies wîth other exciting prototype projects in the near future.'

Source - Hyundai
Recent Vehicle Additions

2017 BMW B4 S BiTurbo

2017 Jeep Renegade Tough Mudder

2017 Lucid Air

2017 Lucid Air Alpha

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring Plus

2017 Audi Sport RS 3 LMS
PRODUCTION-READY FORD KUGA VIGNALE REVEALED. UPSCALE SUV EXPANDS FORD VIGNALE PRODUCT AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
◾Ford Kuga Vignale production model confirmed; upscale SUV available to order later this year offering exclusive specification and meticulous craftsmanship ◾Ford S-MAX Vignale sports activity vehicle available to order now alongside Ford Mondeo Vignale four-door and wagon; Ford Edge Vignale and Mondeo Vignale five-door available to order later this year ◾Ford Vignale vehicles deliver individualistic styling options; high-power, fuel efficient powertrains; and sophisticated technologies includi...[Read more...]
RENAULT SHOWS THREE FRESH DEBUTS AND THE BREADTH AND SUCCESS OF ITS MOTORSPORT HISTORY AT THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
From the world's first Grand Prix winner to Land Speed Record Breakers and 21st Century World Championship–Winning Formula 1 Cars ◾Global debut for the exciting new Twingo GT ◾UK debut for the Renault Sport Clio R.S.16 concept ◾UK debut for the Renault Mégane GT 205 Sport Tourer ◾Renault drivers include: Jolyon Palmer Stéphane Richelmi René Arnoux Michel Leclere Jean Ragnotti ◾Extensive Renault presence, from the hill to the paddock to First Glance and the brand's own stand opposi...[Read more...]
ALFA ROMEO DEBUTS THE 2017 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA LINEUP AT THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
◾Rebirth of the brand – the all-new 2017 Giulia is the first of eight all-new Alfa Romeos debuting through 2020, and embodies the brand's La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion) spirit ◾Giulia nameplate reflects a 55-year heritage of Alfa Romeo's lightweight, performance sedan tradition and over 105 years of brand history, carving its legend on road courses around the globe ◾Alfa Romeo Giulia and Giulia Ti models deliver seductive Italian style and craftsmanship to the premium m...[Read more...]
THIRD-GENERATION HYUNDAI TUCSON DELIVERS SPORTY LOOKS AND HIGH REFINEMENT
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 13, 2015 – The all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson arrives in dealerships this month offering an edgy exterior design, a pair of fuel efficient drivetrains and a stylish interior that is roomier than its predecessor. A host of advanced safety features will be available including a Lane Departure Warning system, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB). The new Tucson, when equippe...[Read more...]
ALL-NEW FORD FOCUS RS MAKES GLOBAL AUTO SHOW DEBUT; PIONEERS INNOVATIVE AWD AND PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGIES
◾Ford's all-new Focus RS makes global show debut in Geneva; introduces advanced performance technologies to deliver the ultimate fun-to-drive experience ◾Third-generation Focus RS pioneers innovative Ford Performance All-Wheel-Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring for class-leading cornering speed and limit handling ◾Ford confirms Focus RS is first RS with Drive Modes – including industry-first Drift Mode – and Launch Control ◾High-performance hatch features specially-engineered 2.3-litre EcoBo...[Read more...]

Accent
Azera / Grandeur
Elantra
Entourage
Equus
Genesis
Santa Fe
Sonata
Tiburon
Tucson
Veloster
Veracruz

© 1998-2017. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.