The N74 name now belongs to Hyundai.
No official release has been made so far.
The superb coupe could get en electric drivetrain.
One of the most talked-about prototypes of recent months is undoubtedly the Hyundai N Vision 74 concept. When the Korean automaker first unveiled this high-performance, hydrogen-powered coupe last year, positive comments piled up at a furious pace.
Well, it seems like the brand’s top management wants to go further since the discovery of this trademark application with the relevant authorities. The name Hyundai N74 now belongs to Hyundai and could certainly become a production model in a few years’ time. There is also a slim possibility that this name could end up on a dusty shelf.
In the months following the presentation of the splendid coupé, the group’s top executives did not hesitate to show their love for this model and to wish that it would go into production for performance enthusiasts.
For now, it’s strictly a name that has become the property of one of the world’s leading manufacturers, but it’s clear that this reservation is likely to go much further. Hyundai is aware of the craze created by its coupe inspired by the 1974 Pony, and to boost the credibility of the N sports division, the arrival of such an inspiring car would be more than welcome within the “H” tattooed lineup.
No one knows, however, whether this future coupé will be powered by fuel cell technology (hydrogen) or, on the other hand, simply by electricity. The integration of an ICE powertrain is possible, but with the electric shift currently happening in the automotive industry, this scenario is less likely.
As a reminder, the prototype was equipped with a 62.4 kWh battery powered by a hydrogen tank, as well as two electric motors installed on the rear axle. The power output of 500 kW (or 670 hp) and torque of 900 Nm (or 664 ft-lb) are figures entirely in line with what the N division’s management is trying to achieve. At the same time, the coupe would become the emblem of the automaker’s sporting efforts.
We’ll have to keep an eye on Hyundai, because to speed up production, the brand’s engineers may be tempted to use the E-GMP platform, which is used in a variety of EV models, such as in the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 N for example.