The Hyundai RM20e Is The Ultra-High Performance Electric Hatchback Of Your Dreams (Or Nightmares)


The Hyundai RM20e Is The Ultra-High Performance Electric Hatchback Of Your Dreams (Or Nightmares)

(By Tom Lohnes) – Ever since the GM EV1 in the 90’s electric cars have been getting more and more advanced with every new model and generation. This year, we get another advancement, with the name of RM20e.

With the Hyundai RM20 being their Mid-engine hatchback test mule, the RM20e is exactly that, just with more volts. With four electric motors producing 200hp each at all of the wheels, this 800 horsepower, 2400 lb. beast accelerates from 0-124 miles per hour in 9.8 seconds.

The next quickest hatchback, the AMG A45S, does 0-124 in 14.9 seconds. That’s about four universes ahead of its closest rival, but a door behind. Although not confirmed as a production car, I think this thing is pretty close to it. With four seats, three doors, and a 26.1-cubic-foot storage area, this vehicle is basically an amped-up Veloster that is about six times faster than the current fastest one. Not as practical as other hatchbacks, this is a major drawback of the Veloster compared to such vehicles as the Volkswagen Golf R, Honda Civic Type R, and even the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso. But  the acceleration tops even the Ferrari in this segment of super Hatches.

With this much performance, this thing is probably going to be ultra-expensive. If it comes to production, expect a price tag of above $80,000, even with government rebates. This is the most expensive Hyundai to date, but the fastest. Worthy tradeoff if you ask me.


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