While all the chatter is concentrating on Bugatti’s Vision GT car, Hyundai’s is skimming under the radar a little. That’s changed today with some more teaser images of the company’s addition to the “edge effect” project’s stable.
First impressions of the N 2025 were that it resembled an LMP-type car and that latest pictures cement those thoughts. The profile shot is distinctly Le Mans Prototype in form, but interestingly the car seems to lack any kind of horizontal wing element at the rear. This is very reminiscent of the Mazda LM55 Vision GT – a car whose manufacturer was so fond of, it was placed on the Goodwood Festival of Speed central feature this year.
The rear detail shot reveals a very large duct behind the rear wheel exiting backwards, which suggests at a wingless downforce solution similar to the Nissan GT-R LM P1.
We still don’t know what’s going to power the Hyundai car, but the Vision GT project has a strong track record of pairing potent petrol engines with a significant electrical assist component. This would be ideally suited to an LMP car too.
Like the Bugatti, Hyundai’s Vision GT car will be revealed in full at the IAA show in Frankfurt on September 15th and it’s one to which we’re very much looking forward!
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