Everything about this is the best kind of silly: Hyundai’s N team has essentially turned a Veloster into a mid-engine race car with 810 horsepower. That’s a crazy amount of muscle for your average race car, and especially so for one with a wheelbase this short. But it’s no joke; it’s the Hyundai RM20e prototype.
Oh, and did we mention it’s purely electric? All batteries and electric motors, no gas.
Yes, motors, plural. Where most rear-drive EVs have one motor, this thing has four. And it’s still rear-drive. To produce all that power plus 708 lb-ft of torque, N engineers joined two electric motors end to end and connected that to one of the rear wheels, then did the same thing on the other side. The motors point forward to help weight balance, and they drive each wheel entirely independently of the others. The motor control software balances the power output for each wheel, acting as a virtual limited-slip differential.
For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.