Hyundai HyperEconiq Ioniq Is A Hypermilers Dream Car

The SEMA news continues as Hyundai has taken the wraps off the HyperEconiq Ioniq concept.

Designed for maximum efficiency, the HyperEconiq Ioniq is a hypermilers dream car as it has an aerodynamic exterior which has been designed to minimize drag. In order to achieve this, Bisimoto Engineering installed a “Dream Aero” kit which includes a front splitter, side splitters, rear wheel covers, and an optimized rear spoiler.

The aerodynamic styling tweaks don’t stop with the body kit as the tuning firm also installed a Progress Performance coilover suspension which reduces the car’s ride height.

Weight is an enemy of efficiency so Bisimoto Engineering added 19-inch carbon fiber wheels with lightweight ARP studs and low-rolling resistance tires. They are backed up by Buddy Club aluminum brake calipers.

Under the hood, the Ioniq’s engine has been outfitted with NGK spark plugs, low-friction oil, and a “pulse-chamber exhaust system for enhanced volumetric efficiency.” The concept also has enhanced e-generators and “optimized inertial supercharging during valvetrain overlap.”

Rounding out the changes are Recaro Pole Position racing seats and a Racepak OBD-monitoring system.

Thanks to all of the aforementioned modifications, the HyperEconiq Ioniq was able to return up to 83 mpg US (99.6 mpg UK / 2.8L/100km) combined during testing.

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  • rover10

    Expect rear wheel spats to become a big styling feature in the coming years. One particular area that could visually benefit is on coupes and sport variants of saloons and hatchbacks. Another possible application, could be on bespoke Rolls, Bentley and Maybach models, and ekco to the 1930’s /40’s. One thing a rear spat achieves visually, is a lengthening of the body side resulting in a smooth elegant transition, from the rear to the front end, especially on two door configurations.

    • Benjamin B.

      I actually like the design a lot. I understand it’s not new.

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