Hyundai is reportedly working on a sportscar to take on cars like the Porsche 911 Turbo and Lamborghini Huracán.

The Korean automaker has dabbled with mildly sporty coupes like the current Veloster and the previous Tiburon, but has never had a real fire-breathing machine to tackle the high-performance establishment.

Hyundai design boss Luc Donckerwolke revealed at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, USA, that the firm had a hybrid-engined two-seater sportscar in its plans.

“I can't tell you more about it, but definitely we are doing that,” Hyundai design boss Luc Donckerwolke told Australia's Drive magazine.

According to Drive, Hyundai R&D Yang Woong Chul said the as-yet-unnamed car will be developed by Hyundai's N performance division, which is headed up  by former BMW M engineer Albert Biermann. He said it will be powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain and that performance will be "serious".

There's no word yet on whether it will be rear- or all-wheel drive or what it will look like, but perhaps a good design inspiration would be the Hyundai PassoCorto concept car shown at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show (pictured), which was penned by a group of design students from Istituto Europeo di Design in Turin, Italy.