Hyundai sent its hydrogen fuel cell-powered crossover out to the Bonneville Salt Flats for a land-speed record attempt.

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Hyundai
1
of 11

It also brought a specially prepared Sonata Hybrid for its own record attempt.

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Hyundai
2
of 11

The Sonata Hybrid went 164.66 mph, while the Nexo went 106.16 mph.

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Hyundai
3
of 11

Numerous modifications were made to the Sonata Hybrid, including to the engine, chassis and aero tweaks.

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Hyundai
4
of 11

Under the hood, the frugal power plant benefited from a custom four-cylinder header and a nitrous system augmented things further.

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Hyundai
5
of 11

A new strut, shock and spring package was installed.

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Hyundai
6
of 11

The Nexo made do with only the necessary safety equipment needed to run on the salt flats.

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Hyundai
7
of 11

Now, it's a waiting game to see if these vehicles will smash records.

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Hyundai
8
of 11

Both speeds are subject to FIA homologation regulations.

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Hyundai
9
of 11

In the meantime, both the Nexo and Sonata Hybrid will be on display at the 2019 SEMA show.

Read the article
Published:Caption:Photo:Hyundai
10
of 11

Read the article
Published:Photo:Hyundai
11
of 11
Up Next

Hyundai's first US pickup expected to look like its 2015 Santa Cruz concept