Hyundai’s electrifying new entry, the IONIQ 5 N, has taken its first bow on the world stage at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, West Sussex. As the first high-performance electric vehicle from Hyundai N, the IONIQ 5 N marks a new era of dynamic driving.
Unleashing the Power of the N
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 N brings a new electric edge to Hyundai’s N range. Known for being the “Corner Rascal,” the IONIQ 5 N utilises chassis reinforcements and direct steering, promising an enhanced AWD cornering experience.
Meanwhile, “Racetrack Capability” is assured by industry-leading thermal management, regenerative braking, and a power potential of up to 478 kW/650 PS. For everyday practicality, the “Everyday Sportscar” features include N e-shift and N Active Sound +, offering the feel and sounds of driving high-performance internal combustion engine (ICE) cars.
More Than Just a Pretty Chassis
The heart of the IONIQ 5 N’s performance lies in its advanced tech, including N Battery Preconditioning, N Race, N Pedal, N Brake Regen, and much more. The new model redefines Hyundai’s winning DNA in the electric domain, signalling the first step in N’s electrification strategy, with more electric N models to come.
Taking Charge of Performance
One of the key elements of the IONIQ 5 N’s racetrack capability is its enhanced thermal management system, keeping the 84 kWh battery cool during intense driving, and ensuring optimum performance and endurance on the racetrack.
N Race offers the option to prioritise ‘Endurance’ or ‘Sprint’, allowing drivers to manage their energy strategy effectively for either sustained performance or maximum power.
Rally-inspired handling, optimised torque distribution, drift capability and instant turn-in behaviour make the IONIQ 5 N a true Corner Rascal. With an improved steering column and enhanced torque feedback, the IONIQ 5 N is poised to provide drivers with a more direct and communicative steering experience.
The Sound of the Future
Despite the silence typically associated with EVs, the IONIQ 5 N ensures a thrilling acoustic experience. The integrated N e-shift and N Active Sound + deliver engaging ICE-like engine and exhaust sounds that enhance the fun of driving.
The N Active Sound+ incorporates a 10-speaker system that offers three distinct sound themes, providing drivers with an acoustic reference to gauge the power being utilised.
In addition to its high-performance capabilities, the IONIQ 5 N doesn’t skimp on practicality. Like the standard IONIQ 5, the N variant comes equipped with Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) technology. This feature allows the vehicle’s high-voltage battery to recharge devices, such as e-bikes or camping equipment, even when the vehicle is off.
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 N is more than just an EV; it’s a high-performance game-changer that brings a fresh, electric edge to the high-speed world of Hyundai N. With its motorsport-inspired features and EV convenience, the IONIQ 5 N is set to electrify the passion of driving enthusiasts across the UK and beyond.