Revealed at the New York Auto Show today, the futuristic Genesis Essentia Concept is all-electric, complete with a transparent hood that sweeps over the car, enabling you to view its carbon fiber chassis and exposed pushrod suspension. Hyundai placed the battery pack in the vehicle’s central tunnel rather than a traditional skateboard battery design housed under the floor, which means their engineers were able to drop the overall height of the car to 50 inches, while maintaining interior space. The company claims a 0-60 mph time of 3-seconds or less. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“The interior features plenty of 3D printed components, which are lighter and stronger than their traditional counterparts. And for the trim, Genesis says it was influenced by fashion, with ‘Cognac’ brown leather seats and a center console trimmed in not just blue, but ‘Oxford Blue’ leather. Passengers access their Cognac leather seats via butterfly doors,” reports Wired.