Hyundai Isn't Done With the Mid-Engined RM19 Superhatch

Road-car production of the RM19 Superhatch is probably still a couple years out (at least), and that’s a very good thing

The RM19 prototype is a mid-engined hatchback that’s destined to become Hyundai’s halo car in the near future

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the RM19, but it’s suddenly in the headlines once again.

It all comes thanks to Hyundai’s Head of R&D, Albert Biermann, in a video posted by JP Performance

The RM19, like the RM14, RM15, and RM16, has been powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four

The current prototypes (there are only two) have switched over to a 2.3-liter engine

They also feature an eight-speed DCT as opposed to the original six-speed sequential transmission

The new engine is actually down to around 350 HP and 339 LB-FT vs the previous engine’s 390-HP figure

In the video, the prototype is able to reach 62 mph in 4.3 seconds, but a Hyundai employee has managed to hit it in 3.88 seconds

The prototypes are currently testing in both Europe and Korea, and each one is said to cost around $590,000

When the RM19 goes into production, though, buying one could cost around $87,000

That’s about what you’ll pay today for a Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0

But, you’ll get Porsche 718 GT4 Performance, so there will be big value for the money spent

When production will happen, however, is still a mystery, but it’s clear Hyundai is striving for perfection

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