Hyundai wants to sell you a hydrogen-powered supercar – report

Hyundai’s retro-styled, hydrogen-powered N Vision 74 concept made a splash when it was revealed, and now it’s reportedly headed to production.

Korean newspaper Hankyung reports a road-ready trial version of the car will be produced later this year, before the model goes on sale to the public in mid-2026.

Previous reports suggested a production run would be limited to 100 units, but Hyundai is now reportedly looking to build 200 over two years from 2026.

It will reportedly cost in the vicinity of 500 million won (A$550,000), pitting it against sports cars from the likes of Ferrari, Porsche and Aston Martin.

Should it reach production, the N Vision 74 will be the first hydrogen-powered supercar. It would also be Hyundai’s first production supercar, and its first vehicle with gullwing doors.

Recent updates suggest the production car could produce as much as 600kW of power, which is 20 per cent more grunt than the 500kW concept. The 0-100km/h sprint is expected to come in at under three seconds.

First revealed back in 2022, the Hyundai N Vision 74 concept generates power by turning hydrogen into electricity, which is then made available to the electric drive motors.

Storage tanks behind the cabin send liquid hydrogen fuel to a fuel cell, which is a collection of membranes that use oxygen and hydrogen to create electricity, with the only emissions being water.

The concept features a 62.4kWh battery and an 800V electrical system.

Despite the futuristic powertrain, the design is a throwback to the Hyundai Pony Coupe concept of 1974.

Last year, Hyundai trademarked the N74 name, and Hyundai N vice president Till Wartenberg told CarExpert he personally wanted to see “that car in the near future on the street” but it needs “a lot of discussion”.

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