The Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb always has one or two big crashes and this year is no exception. The same day Hyundai unveiled his Ioniq 5N, the Hyundai RN22e sent it into a straw bale up the hill.
Goodwood first crash pic.twitter.com/Mg4COfLlU8
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July 13, 2023
You can play the video in the tweet above to see the crash happening again and again. The corner where the RN22e didn’t slow down in time was named Molecomb. Luckily, the driver of the car was unharmed, but with a shock of this magnitude, as you can imagine, the car was not okay.
Mind you, the RN22e is based on the Ioniq 6, but with a dual-motor setup that puts out 577 horsepower and 546 lb-ft of torque. It also has a limited-slip differential and bigger brakes. Hyundai said it originally built the car as a testbed for how it could use regenerative braking to adjust the car’s handling and vary the amount of fore and aft.
To read everything you need to know about the RN22e, be sure to check out the original public post here. And watch the rest of the Goodwood Festival of Speed through our live stream posts.