The Kia Sidewinder was a concept car that was shown at the 2006 Los Angeles Motor Show and then scheduled for production in 2008. The original design for the sports car included a natural gas turbine and electric motors in each wheel.

Designed at the Kia America Design Center by Marc Mainville, the Kia Sidewinder concept was meant to be an environmentally friendly vehicle.

Kia planned to produce the vehicle for production in 2008, based on a modified Kia Rio platform with a conventional gasoline engine.

Hyundai Kia America Design Center Designer: Eric M. Stoddard

The Hyundai Greenspeed Gator was among the entrants into the 2006 Los Angeles Automobile show’s ‘LA Adventure’ design competition. A competition during which the participants chose an activity accessible inside the southern California location, after which created a car for that objective.

The Hyundai Gator is meant as a purely fictional interpretation of the future drag racer. In contrast to the thirsty top fuel dragsters of aged, the Greenspeed Gator is driven by a hydrogen fuel cell providing electricity for two enormous electrical motors housed within the significant rear wheels.

RMR's Hyundai Genesis PM580 race car.

Built by Rhys Millen Racing (RMR), the PM580 will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 27th. Looking like a Le Mans prototype, it features a tubular frame chassis, a carbon fiber body, and a Brembo braking system.

Power is provided by a turbocharged 4.1-liter V6 engine with up to 750 hp (559 kW / 760 PS). Connected to a Weismann semi-automatic AWD transmission, power is channeled to the ground via an active center differential. It allows for a "10-100 percent torque split to the front wheels" which is important "because the course changes from asphalt to dirt multiple times."

If everything goes according to plan, Rhys Millen will complete the 12.42 mile (20 km) course in less than 10 minutes.

Rhys Millen Racing said the RMR Hyundai Genesis PM580 is patterned after "a modern Le Mans-style car." It has a target weight of 1,850 pounds and is powered by a 3.8-liter Hyundai Lambda turbocharged V6 stroked to 4.1 liters. Although Hyundai skirted the issue of precise engine specifications, the automaker said that "current engine testing shows the engine is capable of producing 750 horsepower, which is more than needed to tackle the mountain." It also noted that to have a competitive power-to-weight ratio, the team feels "the car will need to produce 675 horsepower."

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