Who says hybrid cars are more of the deliberate kind? Hyundai With its new Ioniq, the international automotive umbrella association FIA has now set the best mark for hybrid cars with series technology on the Bonneville salt lakes in Utah, USA. Officially 157,8 miles, the fuel-saving car was fast, which corresponds to around 254 km / h. Hyundai itself even claims to have measured 160,7 miles (259 km / h). Information about the performance of the engine makes Hyundai not.
The 104 kW / 141 PS strong production version, which is said to be modest with 3,4 liters of petrol per 100 kilometers, can reach a maximum speed of 185 km / h. The core of the high-speed Ioniq is the drive unit consisting of the 1,6 liter petrol engine, electric motor and six-speed dual clutch transmission. However, the drive was changed in not insignificant details. Among other things, the engine can breathe easier, also the exhaust system and engine control have been modified. In addition, the Koreans have thrown out the air conditioning and in return installed a nitrous oxide injection. In addition, further weight was saved, the aerodynamics improved and lowered the chassis. (Mario Hommen / SP-X)