Two-hundred and seventy-five horses is a heck of a lot of energy for a Veloster. The high-powered Veloster N made a entrance in Detroit, and noted a attainment of a opening code in a U.S., sketch a energy from a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine. While it might be a many absolute Veloster to date – and one of a many absolute Hyundais ever constructed – a Korean marque isn’t interlude there.
According to a opening Motorgraph, Hyundai is now building a Theta III engine that could produce upwards of 350 horsepower (260 kilowatts), depending on a application. That engine will initial be introduced on a new Genesis G80 with adult to 300 hp (223 kW), and could make a approach to a Hyundai lineup someday in 2019.
While wearing a Hyundai badge, a engine will be designated exclusively for a mid-engined vehicle. The Veloster-based RM16 N concept, that we’ve seen contrast on a Nurburgring some-more than once, could be a many expected candidate… or during slightest some chronicle of that vehicle.
The new Theta III engine will boost in banishment from a effusive 2.0- and 2.4-liter Theta engines, to a medium 2.5-liter in a G80. In a mid-engined Hyundai, that banishment will cringe to 2.3 liters, and engineers will shaft on a bigger turbo for combined power. Both naturally aspirated and turbocharged versions are of a engine are now being tested, with front-, rear-, and all-wheel-drive configurations.
Following a i30 N and a Veloster N, Albert Biermann, trainer during Hyundai’s high-performance N division, promises that there is at slightest one some-more prohibited vehicle entrance from a company. Let’s wish it’s a mid-engined RM indication – and let’s wish it gets here soon.