Hyundai RM19 Prototype turns Veloster midengine, could preview halo car

The Hyundai RM19 Prototype is a “development platform for future N brand products, including a potential brand-halo car”.

Credit: David Dewhurst Photography

While it has a body based on the second generation Veloster, the platform is quite different. Instead of being a FWD car with an engine up front, the RM19 has a Touring Car Racing (TCR) 2L turbo I4 engine midship developing about 390hp (290kW).

There’s a 6-speed sequential transmission, RWD, 245/30 front tires, 305/30 rear tires, 20″ wheels, MacPherson front suspension, and double wishbone rear suspension.

It has a 0-60mph time of under 4s. Top speed is over 250km/h (155mph).

Unlike the Veloster, the RM19 is a two seater with just two doors.


Length: 4,319mm | 170″
Width: 1,945mm | 76.6″
Height: 1,354mm | 53.3″
Wheelbase: 2,672mm | 105.2″