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Hyundai Veloster RM19 Spy Photos: Mid-Engine Hot-Hatch

This is the Hyundai RM19, caught while testing for the first time in Germany.

Hyundai Veloster RM19 Prototype

Hyundai's N performance division has been expading by building tuned versions of existing vehicles, and there are murmurings of a hot sports car in the future. N Performance’s latest prototype was caught in the midst of testing a modified Veloster N on the Nurburgring that appears to have a mid-mounted engine which reportedly is a precursor to the division's dedicated car.

Hyundai Veloster RM19 Prototype

There are a few visual hints that indicate a mid-mounted engine: the front grille that has been mostly blocked off, the side windows that have been changed into air-intakes and the ducting seen though the back window.

Hyundai Veloster RM19 Prototype rear

Scant official information is available about the car itself, but considering the Veloster prototype, it's probably to be a compact sports car, possibly in the manner of a Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman. Power is likely to be delivered by a turbocharged four-cylinder, making rear-wheel-drive a possibility (and probable).

Hyundai Veloster RM19 Prototype rear

Expect global sales for the vehicle, as well, but a timeline for a production version has yet to be announced.

Want to see another mid-engine hatchback? Look at this LS Swapped VW Golf.

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