Hyundai has unveiled the RM15 concept hatchback at the 2015 Seoul Motor Show, in South Korea. The RM15, or Racing Midships 2015, is a 296bhp mid-engined drift monster, based on the Veloster RM Concept.
The RM15 is built around an aluminium spaceframe and carbon fibre body which has helped it shed 195 kilograms as compared to the steel-structured Veloster RM concept. The stiffness of the car has been further improved by a WRC-inspired the roll cage. The RM15 is powered by a 2.0-litre T-GDI turbocharged petrol engine, which is transversely mounted between the seats and the rear axle. This engine produces 296bhp and 383Nm of torque which makes the sprint from 0 to 100kmph possible in just 4.7 seconds. This kind of performance along with improved aerodynamics and better weight distribution should ensure that the RM15 is one heck of a track tool.
The RM15 concept comes painted in Hyundai's trademark colours from the current 'N' motorsports WRC-spec i20. Going by its outlandish looks and features, we think that the chances of seeing the production version of the RM15 on our roads are very bleak. For now, we will have to stay content by just ogling at the stock photos and the video released by Hyundai.