Genesis G80 Electric Spied Silently Testing At The Nürburgring
Make no mistake, many car manufacturers cut their teeth at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, testing its latest and greatest prototypes. While a lot of the races most likely involve car setup and the last tenth of a vehicle, sometimes manufacturers just want to drive validation miles. YouTuber and car enthusiast Mike Automotive has video proof of an electric version of the Genesis G80, sailing around the green hell.
With an almost global movement to go zero carbon in the years to come, it’s no surprise that the internal combustion engine may soon be a thing of the past. As it stands, we are still a long way from a world without essence, but the future is inevitable.
The vehicle’s high-visibility jacket makes it hard to spot any differences from its gasoline predecessor, but the mock grille and lack of tailpipes are hard to miss. It’s hair-splitting, but we also bet the front and rear bumpers feature slightly modified contours for the internal combustion car.
As this is the brand’s first foray into the all-electric market, details are scarce. It looks like the eG80 is inheriting a rivalry with the Tesla Model S and Mercedes EQS – like Elon Musk’s offering, the Genesis will be able to perform software updates over the air, hinting at possible future updates. Rumors from Korea suggest the vehicle will be able to travel 500 kilometers on a single charge and feature Level 3 autonomous driving facilities designed by Hyundai Motor Company and Samsung Electronics.
With the Green Hell being such a treacherous race track, it turned out that the eG80 was fitted with an inner roll cage. Either way, we’re not holding our breath to see if the Korean automobile will attempt to break lap records.