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The Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo concept has been teased ahead of its debut at the upcoming 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September – and that’s not even the highlight of Hyundai’s motor show offensive, it seems. The Korean carmaker will take the opportunity to officially launch its N performance sub-brand, which will be in charge of producing driver-oriented, hi-po Hyundai models.

Announced at the end of 2013, the N division looks more than ready to take on the likes of BMW’s M and Mercedes-AMG as it has poached a veteran from the former at the end of last year – Albert Biermann will join Hyundai as the head of its Vehicle Test & High Performance Development division.

Back to the concept, the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo is said to highlight “sustainable technology and race car design” that will represent “the future potential of Hyundai N.” Should serve as a great preview to its upcoming road models, then. We’ll get a full look at it when the wraps come off in September.

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Another concept is also slated to feature on the Hyundai stand come September – this one should be more familiar to our readers as it was revealed to the world in April 2015. Dubbed the Hyundai RM15 Concept, said show car is a WRC-inspired, mid-engined Veloster clone that arrives powered by a 2.0 litre T-GDI engine.

The mill pushes out a total of 295 hp and 383 Nm of torque with said power going to rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. From rest, the concept hits 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds. With a production-esque body and (relatively) believable numbers, could this concept evolve into a proper road-going car?

Only time will tell, we would say. Last but not least, Hyundai is also set to reveal its contender for the 2016 WRC season in Frankfurt. The marque states that the next-generation i20 rally car is already close to achieving full competition-ready state after surviving “a punishing testing, engineering and development regime.” Pull up your socks, BMW M, Mercedes-AMG and Audi RS, the Koreans are coming.

GALLERY: Hyundai RM15 Concept