The third iteration of Hyundai's Racing Mid-Ship concept brings an updated exterior design.

After 2014’s RM14 and last year’s RM15 concepts, Hyundai has taken the wraps off the RM16 at the ongoing 2016 Busan Motor Show. The third concept has also received the “N” suffix to reflect it’s the work of the company’s namesake division in charge of performance cars. Not a lot has changed compared to the previous concepts, but Hyundai has given the RM an exterior makeover to bring it more in line with its latest production cars.

Its heart and soul remains the same 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that takes advantage of an electric supercharger to deliver a healthy 300 horsepower (220 kW) and 283 pound-feet (383 newton meters) of torque. All that power is channeled to the rear wheels with help from a six-speed manual gearbox, while the weight distribution stands at 43 percent front / 57 percent rear.

Other goodies on the menu include an electronic limited-slip differential, an electronically-variable exhaust system, along with an automatically-controlled rear spoiler to aid aerodynamics under various driving situations.

There’s no word about a production version and it remains to be seen whether these three concepts are a preview of the next-gen Veloster. If that’s going to be the case, it means Hyundai has plans for a substantially different car, making the switch from a front-engined, front-wheel-drive layout to a mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive configuration.

Attached below is a video of Hyundai’s presentation at the 2016 Busan Motor Show. Jump to 53:08 to check out the RM16 N concept.

Source: Hyundai

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