The Hyundai N Vision 74 is the hydrogen powered concept car that has everyone drooling… and that’s a sentence I never thought I’d write!
The N Vision 74 takes its inspiration from the Pony Coupe concept car that was first unveiled in 1974. The original Pony Coupe was designed by renowned car designer Giorgetto Giuiaro, and while it was never put into production, it laid the groundwork for the Hyundai Pony, which went on to become the company’s first mass-produced car. The N Vision 74 builds on this legacy, with its sleek, aerodynamic lines and aggressive styling cues that give it the look of a modern-day supercar.
Under the hood, the N Vision 74 is powered by a hydrogen fuel-cell system similar to the one found in Hyundai’s Nexo fuel-cell SUV. This system uses a fuel cell to generate electricity, which is then stored in a compact lithium-ion battery. The car also features two rear-mounted electric motors and a 62.4kWh battery pack, which give it a peak power output of 661bhp and 664lb ft of torque. Perhaps most impressively, the car has a range of up to 600 miles, thanks to its hydrogen fuel cell, which can be quickly and easily topped up at a liquid hydrogen fuel station.
The N Vision 74’s chassis layout is also new for Hyundai, with the car being built on a bespoke platform rather than adhering to any specific platform. This gives the car a unique look and feel, and allows Hyundai’s engineers to experiment with different powertrain configurations and design elements.
From a design standpoint, the N Vision 74 is a stunning piece of automotive engineering. The car features Hyundai’s signature “Pixel” motif, which appears on the lighting, detailing, and interior. The exterior of the car is dominated by a collection of wings, splitters, intakes, and plate-wheels that give it the look of a period DTM racer from the ‘80s. The car’s interior is equally impressive, with a minimalist, futuristic design that features a digital instrument cluster and a large central touchscreen.
While the N Vision 74 is currently just a concept car, it represents an exciting glimpse into the future of high-performance sports cars. With its advanced powertrain, bespoke chassis, and striking design, car enthusiasts would line up around the globe begging Hyundai to take their hard earned cash. Unfortunately, it remains to be seen whether Hyundai will ever put the N Vision 74 into production. We can only hope they do.