- Hyundai Engineering Team Explores the Limits of new Hybrid’s Eco-performance, Applying Nitrous-oxide and Special Aerodynamics for Record
- Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Approved the New Production-based Hybrid Category Record
Saturday, 5 November 2016
USA - Hyundai takes it IONIQ hybrid to the Bonneville Salt Flats to produced an approved world record breaking speed
“We couldn’t be more proud in setting the FIA hybrid-category record with our new Ioniq hybrid,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America.
“Our engineering team really pushed the limits to set this new segment benchmark while demonstrating the impressive durability of the entire Ioniq vehicle platform. We expect this will be the first of many accolades for Ioniq.”
Hyundai Motor America’s engineering and quality group led the concept development for this grassroots motorsports effort. “A key role of Hyundai’s engineering team in the U.S. is to thoroughly test all future vehicle prototypes to ensure they exceed the demanding expectations of our customers,” said Mircea Gradu, director, Engineering and Quality, Hyundai Motor America.
“As we performed these tests on Ioniq, the engineering and quality staff became so impressed with the results that we began to wonder if we should raise our sights even higher, and the Ioniq land speed record effort was born.”
The development team made a number of special modifications to the Ioniq hybrid prototype to break the hybrid record, including: