Hyundai Crashes RN22e at 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Somewhere in a cloud of chaff, dried grass and dust is a very valuable irreplaceable car. The Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the most important annual motorsports festivals featuring both modern and historic vehicles taking part in various display and racing events, held on the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England. To impress at Goodwood is to impress the automotive industry in entirety. To fail at Goodwood is to signal to all you weren’t quite ready to show off your most prized goods.

The Hyundai RN22e concept vehicle debuted last year as a rolling testbed for Hyundai’s high-performance E-GMP EV platform. It is but one of many vehicles Hyundai brought to the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The RN22e concept has certainly created one of the more memorable moments of Goodwood.

The two occupants were apparently unharmed, other than bruised egos. The RN22e was charging up a hill, the driver apparently underestimating a infamous hard left-turn and proceeded to torpedo the RN22e into a large quantity of otherwise perfectly usable bales of hay. But then, that is what the hay was there for. The amount of damage to the RN22e is unknown, but it appears fixable.

The RN22e is a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive concept making 577 horsepower, the same as you’ll find in Kia’s EV6 GT. One purpose for the RN22e concept is to explore and develop future torque vectoring and power distribution. It seems some tuning may still be needed.

Here is a video clip of the crash from YouTube: