The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is getting even more powerful. Hyundai has now unveiled a new version of the favorite EV, giving it the classic N treatment – and creating the new Hyundai Ioniq 5N.
If you are familiar with Hyundai’s N cars, you will know what this variant means. The new car has racing-style accents, the Pixel design is turned up to eleven, and, as you’d expect, offers a new powertrain and a range of performance-focused features that make driving the new Ioniq 5 N even easier. Will make it more fun. ,
IONIQ 5 N was developed to take the pleasure of driving to a new level by using the latest technologies available,” said Till Wartenberg, vice president and head of N brand and motorsport at Hyundai Motor Company. “Starting with IONIQ 5 N, the N brand aims to deliver its signature fun driving experience regardless of petrol, electric or hydrogen. To accomplish this, we listened closely to the voices of our N fans to perfect our first all-electric N with the goal of electrifying the driving passion of our most demanding N-thesists.
First, the styling. The car offers N branding everywhere including the steering wheel, seats and metal pedals. The steering wheel itself has N buttons that allow drivers to shift between N drive modes, and the modes can be customized to be more easily accessed via the N button on the wheel. The center console is designed with knee pads for more comfortable track driving and cornering.
Hyundai is quick to note that the car has several technical improvements over previous versions of the Ioniq 5. For example, the car offers a new 84kWh battery with a two-stage inverter capable of up to 641 horsepower – with N Grin Boost, which delivers maximum power to the wheels for 10 seconds, engaged.
Hyundai generally presents its N cars as cars built for the track. The car has been reinforced with 42 additional welding points and 6.9 feet of additional structural adhesive in an effort to better support track driving. And, the steering system was strengthened in an effort to improve stiffness, which helped improve overall steering response. According to Hyundai, the Ioniq 5 N offers a quicker steering ratio. This should result in a more precise steering feel overall.
Due to the fact that Hyundai had to counter the weight of an electric car to deliver a sporty driving experience, it created the new N-Pedal system, which adds an extra layer of regenerative braking that combined with more aggressive braking to create faster cornering. Can help. Steering.
The Ioniq 5 N is also designed for drifting. There is a new N Drift Optimizer feature which aims to take multiple inputs from the car and simulate the experience of drifting on a car with a combustion engine. According to Hyundai, the N Drift Optimizer reacts in milliseconds, so the drift experience in the Ioniq 5 N should be more or less the same as in other cars.
While the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is clearly a nice car, it’s definitely not for most people. The base Ioniq 5 is certainly one of the better EVs for most people – but most drivers who aren’t performance-minded should consider one of the entry-level models instead. Still, it’s not far off from the Ioniq 5 N – and it’s nice to see Hyundai continuing the tradition with its electric cars.