The sensational Hyundai N Vision 74 Concept, which is inspired not by the iconic DeLorean but rather the original Pony Concept from 1974, should definitely turn into a production model sometime within the next few years. At least that’s what we at The Car Guide and thousands of performance enthusiasts around the world are hoping for.
Hyundai describes the car as a “rolling lab” where engineers push the boundaries of electrified technologies to see how they evolve in performance and racing settings. This spring, after a Korean publication reported that Hyundai would give it the green light, the company quickly stepped in, saying the N Vision 74 was a one-off concept with no plans for production.
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And yet, it’s been discovered lately that Hyundai has filed a trademark application for the “N74” name with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. What for? Is it just to keep rivals from using it, or is there something more in the cards? Hyundai’s management and PR teams won’t comment.
As a reminder, the N Vision 74 Concept is powered by the combination of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell technologies. It features a 62.4kWh battery pack and two independent motors (one for each rear wheel). Total output sits at 661 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque, which is remarkable.
As our colleague Louis-Philippe Dubé explained following the Canadian premiere in Toronto back in February, the interesting thing about this concept is that, although you can fill the hydrogen tanks in only five minutes, the car retains 800V fast-charging capacity to provide flexibility depending on the use of the vehicle—whether it be a full track day or just commuting to work.
Hyundai clearly isn’t afraid to make bold moves and raise the bar for performance—the 641-horsepower 2025 IONIQ 5 N unveiled in July is the best example. However, if the N Vision 74 Concept ever hits the road, it will obviously be toned down quite a bit.
The picture shown above and a few others in the photo gallery at the top of the page are renderings created by graphic artist Brian Kim and posted on the Instagram account wrd.wrld. In our opinion, they beautifully bridge the gap between the concept and Hyundai’s neo-retro electric crossover.
What do you think?