Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Prototype sets FIA-Approved Land Speed Record
When you think of speed records, the word ‘hybrid’ certainly isn’t the first thing to pop up in your head. Hyundai has obliterated any stereotypes that typically reference hybrid models thanks to the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid prototype. The supercar was recently tested on Utah’s renowned Bonneville Salt Flats and achieved a Federation Internationale de I’Automobile (FIA)-approved production-based hybrid vehicle land speed record of 157.825 MPH. What exactly makes this legendary hybrid prototype tick? The team at Hyundai took the Ioniq prototype platform and made a few modifications specifically for this test at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Powertrain Low-restriction intake and exhaust systems with restrained catalyst engine, transmission, and hybrid ECU recalibrated and governors removed air conditioning and other accessories removed Nitrous Express single-stage direct-port nitrous injection with stand-alone fuel system aerodynamics Ioniq Electric model front grille and valance integration underbody and air dam aerodynamic modification interior components removed or tightened suspension Progress Competition Coilover suspension with optimized spring, damping and sway bar rates and ride height lowered 100 mm. Lightweight aero wheels and wheel covers with Goodyear® Eagle tires Safety Fully-integrated high-strength safety cage structure (Bisimoto-designed)Sparco® 6-point safety harness system, racing seat, and driver safety gearOn-board fire-suppression system, battery disconnects, and parachute although you can’t pick up this fierce prototype at Pugi Hyundai, you can check out our available hybrid models in the new vehicle inventory. Feel free to send us a message online or call (877) 885-5942 to speak with a team member directly.