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Hyundai RM19 Prototype is a fire-breathing, mid-engined Veloster

Hyundai might even make a production version, too.

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Hyundai RM19
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Just unveiled at the 2019 LA Auto Show, this is the Hyundai RM19, a prototype mid-engined super sports car derived from the company's Veloster racecar.

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Hyundai is hinting that it may actually offer a version of this 390-horsepower, rear-engined car for sale.

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If they do, it'd basically be a Veloster N TCR race car for the street.

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Wide body? Check. Super-sticky circuit rubber? Check. Big-ass wing and diffuser? Check and check.

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The RM19 prototype's interior is clearly Veloster based, but with a layer of race-ready equipment.

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The RM19 features a 2.0-liter turbo engine that's actually more powerful than the one in Hyundai's turn-key factory touring car -- largely because it's not bound by TCR "Balance of Power" racing series restrictions.

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Hyundai is quoting 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds and a top speed limited to 155 mph, numbers that almost seem a bit ordinary, but this body clearly prioritizes downforce over outright speed.

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Like other Hyundai N models, the RM19 has been tuned extensively on Germany's legendary Nurburgring racetrack.

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Hyundai established a nearly 12,000-square-foot testing center at the 'Ring, in part to help bring cars like this to fruition.

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The RM19 features a fully adjustable suspension and competition-spec brakes, including six-piston calipers up front and four-piston units out back. The binders feature Bosch Motorsport's ABS M5 kit, designed specifically for racing.

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Hyundai RM19 mid-engined Veloster prototype
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Hyundai is hinting that it could electrify the RM19's powertrain, which would provide instant torque.

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Hyundai has yet to confirm it will actually build and sell a series version of the Veloster-based RM19, but it does seem to be leaning in that direction.

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If the RM19 does come to market, expect it to be very rare and very expensive -- the Veloster N TCR upon which it is based costs racing teams a cool $155,000.

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Keep clicking or scrolling for more images of the Hyundai RM19 prototype.

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