June 25, 2024
Electric & Hybrid Cars

Hyundai’s N74 hydrogen supercar is edging closer to production

If speculations are to be believed, Hyundai is edging closer to developing a production model of the incredibly innovative Pony-inspired N Vision 74. According to a recent report from the Korean Economy Daily, the car is rumored to be a high-performance, hydrogen-powered supercar that will only see a limited release. This isn’t the first time fuel-cell rumors have circulated about the nostalgia-infused concept, adding further credibility to the latest report.

As per the recent report, the production version is expected to debut for the 2026 model year, featuring a rear-wheel-drive platform. The fuel cell stack will drive electric motors with a combined output exceeding 775 horsepower, propelling the car from 0 to 62 mph in 3.0 seconds or less. This aligns well with the initial information shared when the concept was unveiled, although the concept’s dual-motor configuration was only stated to deliver 670 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. If the report is accurate, it indicates that Hyundai’s engineers have been progressively enhancing the N74 as it heads towards production.

Although the vehicle is primarily powered by a fuel cell, it also incorporates a battery. When the concept was introduced, Hyundai indicated that its 62.4-kWh battery pack would offer respectable range independently, while the 85-kilowatt fuel cell stack would serve as a substantial range extender with its dedicated 4.2-kg hydrogen fuel tank. Hyundai’s engineering team even hinted at the capability for the N74 to charge like a plug-in hybrid, enabling operation as an all-electric vehicle in the absence of hydrogen refueling stations. The projected total range for the N Vision 74 is over 370 miles.

The total production volume will be restricted to just 200 units (up from the previous 100 units) with an estimated price of around 500 million Korean won, equivalent to approximately $365,000 based on the current exchange rate, placing it in the exclusive category alongside vehicles like the Cadillac Celestiq. 

 

 

 

 

FAQ

Q: When is the production version of the Hyundai N Vision 74 expected to be released?

A: The production version is anticipated to arrive for the 2026 model year.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Hyundai N Vision 74 holds promise as an impressive high-performance, hydrogen-powered supercar with limited production numbers and advanced technology. Its combination of fuel cell and battery power offers an exciting glimpse into the future of automotive innovation.

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