However, on occasion, one lights thousands and thousands of imaginations on fireplace.
Final yr, Hyundai confirmed off an idea automotive that acquired the press buzzing. It was all the pieces good about Seventies automotive design with a powertrain straight out of an alternate universe future.
Referred to as the N Imaginative and prescient 74, it took design cues from one other idea automotive that by no means noticed manufacturing. The 1974 Hyundai Pony Coupe idea was an aggressive wedge of a automotive. That automotive was penned by famed Italian automotive designer Giorgetto Giugiaro (say it, it’s enjoyable), the thoughts behind the DMC DeLorean.
Now, a report in Korea’s Cash At the moment says the N Imaginative and prescient 74 is headed for manufacturing.
The latest idea automotive took the most effective of the previous Pony Coupe design and turned the dial to 11, with boxy retro-wedge traces, large vents, and a whole bunch of tiny sq. lights like pixels in an arcade recreation that swallowed a variety of quarters within the Reagan years.
The N Imaginative and prescient 74 idea used a mixture of electrical batteries and a hydrogen gas cell for energy. That method is unlikely in a manufacturing automotive. Automakers promote hydrogen-powered autos in 2023, just like the Toyota Mirai and Hyundai’s personal Nexo. However they’re restricted to sale in California, the place virtually all of America’s hydrogen refueling stations are positioned.
A manufacturing model appears extra doubtless as a pure electrical automotive. The look is radical and in contrast to the rest on the market in 2023. However Hyundai’s different electrical autos are every excessive expressions of a design pattern as effectively, just like the swoopy Ioniq 6 and boxy, ’80s-inspired Ioniq 5.
The N Imaginative and prescient 74 might not look very similar to these vehicles. However these vehicles don’t look very similar to one another. It will match proper in on the pleasant Island of Misfit Toys that’s the electrical part of a Hyundai dealership in the present day.
Korean press stories say Hyundai will formally announce the automotive on Could 27.