A 2017 Hyundai Equus prototype has suffered a breakdown on the Nürburgring.

A 2017 Hyundai Equus prototype has suffered a breakdown on the Nürburgring.

While our spy photographer didn't manage to capture the breakdown itself, Hyundai engineers were "not amused" when cameras showed up to capture the model being hauled back to their testing center on the back on an ADAC truck.

There's no word on what caused the issue but the 2017 Equus features upscale styling and a significantly improved interior that boasts perforated leather seats, wood trim and metallic accents.  The model will also be available with a Lexicon audio system, heated / ventilated rear seats and new infotainment system.

 Hyundai hasn't said much about the model but it is expected to have a 5.0-liter V8 engine that develops at least 420 bhp (313 kW) and 383 lb-ft (518 Nm) of torque. It should be connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to a newly optional all-wheel drive system.

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