Electric car Hyundai Prophecy – a mix of Porsche and Tesla Model 3
Hyundai has unveiled a new electric concept car called the Prophecy, and to be honest, it’s a wild mixture of a Porsche 911 and a Tesla Model 3 coated in obsidian volcanic glass.
The new car concept was supposed to be unveiled at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, which unfortunately was cancelled. Hyundai now has the opportunity to showcase its design choices primarily to the media. So far, there are no details regarding the Prophecy’s specs or production start date. It’s just a prototype to give you an idea of the future of Hyundai’s electric vehicles.
The project of the car looks presentable. Yes, the design of the rear of the car is borrowed from Stuttgart, and the front, especially the shape of the headlights and hood, is from Silicon Valley, and this is not surprising. Hyundai has a well-established reputation for plagiarizing premium car parts used in budget models.
Thanks to the swinging doors, the car has a "rounded" shape, which makes it look much more luxurious than the cars you would expect from Hyundai. Thanks to the black tones, the car looks very … ambitious. In a press release, the company claims the car has an "iconic silhouette with perfect proportions" and boldly states that their designers have "achieved the perfection of automotive form." If you’re going to call your Prophecy a "Prophecy," you’re going to give it the same hype.
The two things that really stand out about the Prophecy are its pixelated headlights and taillights. Hyundai has already used this idea on its more battered and less sleek 45 Concept, introduced last year. However, it looks much more natural on the Prophecy. Hyundai says that this concept will appear in future models.
The interior of the Prophecy does not have a steering wheel, as this car will have a high level of autonomy. Instead, there are two "joysticks" – one in the center console and one in the driver’s side door. Drivers will be able to "turn left and right" and drive.
The Prophecy, being a modern concept car, is of course full of screen panels. The front is covered by the dashboard, the rest of the interior is also surrounded by screens. What’s more, the dashboard flips up to reveal another smaller screen below.
It’s unlikely Hyundai will make a street version of the Prophecy, given the talk of how the concept car sets the design code for future electric and hybrid vehicles. This does not mean that this version will never appear. If a Prophecy equivalent ever hits the market, we hope Hyundai brings some of the Rimac technology to life.
How else can a Korean automaker recoup the $90 million it spent on a Croatian supercar company last year other than by producing a 911/Model 3 electric hybrid that is as fast, or perhaps even faster, than the real thing? model?