However, you might not realise that it owes a lot of its origins to a Hyundai concept that was unveiled all the way back in 1974. The Pony idea appeared that year, and a more sporty twist on the design, the Pony Coupe concept, followed suit the following year. Even though the Pony hatchback went into production, the coupe never saw the light of day due to technological constraints and other mitigating circumstances, including Hyundai’s relative newness in the market.

In the words of legendary auto designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, “huh.” was his initial reaction upon seeing the concept. It seems reasonable. The idea of “let’s build something out of it” led to the creation of the DeLorean as we know it today.

The Hyundai N Vision 74 concept is a hydrogen-powered work of art with an attitude that leaves nothing to the imagination, sharp creases, large wings, squinting headlamps, and all. Yes, the back side window is reminiscent of a DeLorean, but Lee is adamant that we “don’t claim it looks like a DeLorean (since) we did it first!”

You’d need all that aero if you ever got behind the wheel of one of them. They haven’t told us yet, but it’s probably going to be pretty quick considering the 85 kW fuel cell and 62 kWh battery produce over 671 hp and over 664 lb-ft of torque. Also, the power can be split between the left and right rear wheels, and there are three separate cooling channels for the battery, fuel cell, and EV motor.