Hyundai N technology drives Korean national bobsleigh team







Published by Johann Verster Date: September 17, 2015
Categories: Hyundai, Hyundai Corporate News

To showcase the breadth of Hyundai N's high performance technology, Hyundai Motor debuts its independently developed Hyundai N Bobsleigh 2016 at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Using key advanced technologies and engineering learned from the Hyundai N, Hyundai Motor has minimized air resistance through wind tunnel aerodynamic testing and created ideal weight distribution with a low centre of gravity design.

Lightweight materials such as carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) improve cornering and acceleration, combined with a strong chassis frame to reduce friction caused by vibration.

Furthermore, Hyundai Motor has worked with the Korean national bobsleigh team to develop bobsleighs tailored to individual athletes. Considering each athlete's body and capability, Hyundai Motor ergonomically customized bobsleighs to ensure a perfect fit by going so far as to scan the athlete's body.

The key technologies of Hyundai N Bobsleigh's chassis, push handle, cabin, push bar, cowling and front bumper is introduced at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. After participating in the upcoming 2015/2016 bobsleigh winter season with the N Bobsleigh, Hyundai Motor plans to gear up for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics with an upgraded bobsleigh and maintain a long-term partnership.