The RM20e is said to be an engineering ‘rolling lab’, one which will be used for testing high-performance technologies. Hyundai has been using cars with the RM designation as testbeds for nearly a decade, developing and connecting hi-po tech with future production cars bearing the N badge. This effort utilizes its midship-based 800V motor, making 810 horsepower and 708 lb.-ft of torque, and rear-drive layout to propel the RM20e to 60 mph from rest in under 3 seconds. A 60 kWh battery is on board.
“Our new electrified RM20e pushes the proven RM platform forcefully into a new, environmentally-focused decade of the 21st century, stretching the performance envelope of electrification on normal road environments,” said Albert Biermann, President and Head of Research and Development Division at Hyundai Motor Group, presumably while completing a watercolor of endangered polar bears. “RM20e represents a revolutionary new chapter of electrified performance for the Racing Midship series.”