South Korean automaker Hyundai and its high-performance N division unveiled their first electrical automobile, the Ioniq 5 N, on the 2023 Goodwood Competition of Velocity. The highly-anticipated hotrod variant of the Ioniq 5 EV has been strutting its wares on the Nürburgring earlier than its Goodwood reveal, bringing with it an intensive record of N-flavored options to ship an EV driving expertise like no different, and Hyundai means it.
“The N model’s profitable mixture of technological know-how and motorsport expertise is pushing the boundaries of auto efficiency, which has most lately resulted in Ioniq 5 N, a gamechanger for electrical excessive efficiency,” stated Jaehoon Chang, President & CEO of Hyundai Motor Firm. “Key developments round this automobile will additional strengthen the competitiveness of all Hyundai fashions going ahead.”
2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N: What’s New?
The Ioniq 5 N is a huge step ahead for Hyundai. It rides on a strengthened E-GMP platform like the usual Ioniq 5. Nevertheless, the structure has 42 extra welding factors, adhesives, and stiffer entrance and rear subframes to deal with any and all observe duties. The Ioniq 5 N incorporates a bespoke rack-mounted motor-driven energy steering system with a better steering ratio to ship higher suggestions behind the wheel.
Powering the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N are two electrical motors with a mixed 600 horsepower. The system might churn out as much as 641 horsepower with N Grin Enhance engaged, a characteristic that maximizes the ability output for 10 seconds. It really works with N Launch Management and three traction settings that will help you scamper like your pants are on fireplace.
How Quick Is The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N?
It’s fast sufficient to be taken significantly. Hyundai claims zero to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds (with N Grin Enhance) and a 162 mph high velocity. Curiously, the Ioniq 5 N’s platform mate, the Kia EV6 GT, has comparable acceleration and high velocity numbers regardless of the previous having extra usable horsepower.
Then once more, Hyundai has N Torque Distribution (with an digital limited-slip differential) that varies the ability output between the entrance and rear wheels to enhance dealing with. There’s additionally N Drift Optimizer with a Torque Kick Drift perform that makes it simple to knock the tail out and blow some smoke.
Battery, Charging & Vary
In contrast to the Kia EV6 GT, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N has a extra substantial 84 kWh battery that ought to ship extra vary in principle. Nevertheless, the EV6 GT (and its 77 kWh battery) gives an EPA-rated 206 miles of vary, an anticipated compromise for all that grunt. The N Brake Regen characteristic could add extra vary, which gives as much as 0.6 G of decelerative drive.
In the meantime, Hyundai has not revealed the Ioniq 5 N’s vary numbers. With that in thoughts, don’t be stunned if the official figures are much like the EV6 GT, though you’ll be able to take solace in Hyundai’s 350 kW DC fast-charging that replenishes 10 to 80 p.c of the juice in beneath 20 minutes. It additionally has the model’s Automobile-2-Load (V2L) characteristic, permitting customers to energy their digital gadgets (and a few family home equipment) utilizing the automobile’s batteries.
Furthermore, the Ioniq 5 N’s battery pack has a sophisticated thermal administration system (with unbiased radiators for the motors and batteries) to reduce efficiency degradation when going full tilt. The system has N Battery Pre-conditioning software program to ship probably the most environment friendly or potent burst of energy, relying on the chosen drive settings.
N e-Shift Transmission Software program
The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N might ship a game-changing EV driving expertise by addressing what fashionable EVs lack, specifically, the driving really feel of an inside combustion automobile. It does it with what the N division calls N e-shift, a gearbox software program that simulates an eight-speed dual-clutch automated transmission’s fast upshifts and soulful downshifts.
Hyundai claims the system “simulates the jolting feeling between shifts” by twiddling with the electrical motor’s torque output. It really works with N Lively Sound+, which makes use of eight inside and two exterior audio system to carry some vigorous sound with the simulated gearshifts, which means the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N behaves like an ICE-equipped automobile, full with a synthesized soundtrack.
It sounds gimmicky, however Hyundai has most likely unlocked the method to make software-defined vehicles really feel (and behave) extra just like the automobiles we all know and love.
Go-Quick Styling Enhancements
Our solely challenge is how the Ioniq 5 doesn’t seem like a quick automobile, however we’re not saying it’s not simple on the eyes. We dig its retro-flavored styling cues and odd angles, however there’s no hiding the very fact it’s a hefty car-like crossover.
The Ioniq 5 N is 20 mm decrease, 50 mm wider within the rear, and 80 mm longer than a daily Ioniq 5, and it has extra go-fast enhancements like aggressive facet skirts, a entrance lip spoiler, a rear diffuser, and a customized wing-type rear spoiler. The usual wheels are 21-inch cast items wrapped in sticky Pirelli P-Zero tires, whereas the mechanical brakes characteristic four-piston monobloc entrance calipers and bigger discs.
Hyundai didn’t point out the particular inside adjustments, but it surely did say the cabin has its fair proportion of N-branded tidbits. There’s a brand new steering wheel with an N brand and the required buttons to regulate the drive modes and the automobile’s many N-branded capabilities. Furthermore, the inside is resplendent in biodegradable and Earth-friendly supplies from recycled sugarcane, PET bottles, and paper garnishes.
2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N: Pricing & Availability
Hyundai has not introduced the MSRP and the anticipated supply date for its Ioniq 5 N. However in response to the grapevines, the bottom worth might begin at about $65,000, and the primary items might arrive close to the top of 2023.
Alvin Reyes is an Automoblog characteristic columnist and an knowledgeable in sports activities and efficiency automobiles. He studied civil aviation, aeronautics, and accountancy in his youthful years and remains to be very a lot smitten to his former Lancer GSR and Galant SS. He additionally likes fried rooster, music, and natural drugs.
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