Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Debuts With Up To 641 HP, Simulated Eight-Velocity Gearbox

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N has formally debuted, making its world premiere at this 12 months’s Goodwood Pageant of Velocity. It’s N’s first high-performance electrified mannequin, but it surely received’t be its final. Hyundai says the recent Ioniq 5 is N’s “first step” in its electrification technique, with future EVs to comply with from the sub-brand. 

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N options two electrical motors. The overall output for the mannequin is 600 horsepower (448 kilowatts) and 545 pound-feet (740 Newton-meters) of torque, which may barely change earlier than manufacturing commences. That will increase to 641 hp (478 kW) and 567 lb-ft (770 Nm) of torque with the N Grin Enhance perform engaged, which lasts for 10 seconds. 

The all-wheel-drive powertrain can propel the N to 62 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds, reducing to three.4 with N Grin Enhance. It has a high pace of 161 mph (260 kph). 

Hyundai presents the mannequin with its highest capability battery with 84.0-kilowatt hours out there. It has 800-volt know-how for ultra-fast charging, taking the battery from 10 to 80 p.c in 18 minutes. 

Tech For The Monitor

Drivers can optimize the battery’s efficiency with Hyundai’s N Battery Pre-conditioning. This enables the driving force to decide on between a Drag or Monitor mode. The Monitor one optimizes the battery temperature to ship essentially the most laps. Drag mode presents a brief burst of complete energy, and it’s simply a few of the software program Hyundai makes use of to boost the driving expertise behind the wheel on each public roads and the observe. 

The automobile’s N Race characteristic with two extra modes presents much more management over the automobile’s vitality utilization. Endurance mode maximizes the on-track vary, which is achieved by limiting the automobile’s peak energy output. Dash mode does the other, prioritizing full energy output. N Launch Management, which presents settings for 3 completely different traction ranges, helps the automobile ship quick begins.

Hyundai didn’t present the Ioniq 5 N’s curb weight, but it surely did reveal that it’s heavier than the usual mannequin. The automaker lists the entry-level Ioniq 5 SE Normal Vary as weighing 3,968 kilos, whereas the beefiest model, the all-wheel-drive Restricted, suggestions the scales at 4,663 lbs. 

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Wheel
Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Rear Wing

The EV options bigger wheels, a totally revised suspension setup, new aero bits, and an up to date regenerative braking system that contribute to its weight. Nevertheless, Hyundai has labored to counter the heft by means of software program and different methods. 

The mannequin’s N Brake Regen system offers the first braking pressure, with the mechanical ones supplementing them as wanted, like throughout observe driving. The regenerative braking system can ship as much as 0.6 G of deceleration pressure in regular circumstances and as much as 0.2 G when ABS is activated. 

4-piston monoblock entrance calipers clamp down on 15.75-inch (400-millimeter) rotors, whereas single-piston ones seize 14.17-inch (360-mm) rear ones. Hyundai constructed the brakes from new light-weight supplies with hybrid building, ensuing within the firm’s strongest brakes ever. 

Software program-Improve Driving Enjoyable

The automaker developed the N Pedal as one other answer to handle the Ioniq 5 N’s weight and dimension when behind the wheel. The software program will increase the regenerative braking pressure to create a weight switch that improves the automobile’s cornering functionality. It’s designed to offer instantaneous turn-in.

One other nifty trick is the N Drift Optimizer, which supplies away its function in its identify. The system manages a number of automobile programs to keep up a drift angle. If a driver requires extra effort to provoke a drift, Hyundai built-in the Torque Kick Drift perform to assist. It simulates the clutch kick motion utilized in rear-wheel-drive autos. The Ioniq 5 N additionally comes with N Torque Distribution with as much as 11 ranges of adjustability and an digital limited-slip differential. 

Additional enhancing the driving expertise are Hyundai’s N e-shift and N Energetic Sound + programs. N e-shift brings the sensation of the corporate’s eight-speed dual-clutch transmission to the Ioniq 5 N. It simulates the jolt between gearshifts by controlling the motor’s torque output.

N Energetic Sound + compliments N e-shift by providing three distinct sound themes. Ignition simulates the sound of Hyundai N’s 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. Evolution takes inspiration from the RN22e, whereas the Supersonic sound theme options variable quantity throughout cornering that makes use of a twin-engine fighter jet as its supply. The simulated sounds and shifts will assist talk to the driving force what the EV is doing. 

Sporty New Appears

The Ioniq 5 N is bigger than the usual mannequin, measuring 1.6 inches (40 mm) wider on the backside and three.2 in (80 mm) longer. It additionally sits 0.79 in (20 mm) nearer to the bottom. The automobile contains a decrease bumper lip spoiler, energetic air flaps, and a purposeful mesh air curtain. Hyundai accents the contrasting black trim with N-exclusive Luminous Orange on the bumper, aspect skirts, and rear diffuser. It wears 21-inch cast aluminum wheels wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero tires tuned for the EV. 

Inside, Hyundai put in its newly designed N steering wheel, that includes the efficiency model’s emblem for the primary time. It options 4 buttons – Drive Mode Choose, N Grin Enhance, and two N Customized buttons. The 2 customized triggers enable drivers to set their desired custom-made drive modes mapped to every button. The paddles for the e-shift and N Pedal features are behind the wheel. 

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Steering Wheel Buttons
Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Seats

The automaker additionally will increase driver consolation when on the observe. The corporate put in a knee pad and shin assist on the bolstered middle console and added a sliding armrest. Hyundai additionally lowered the place of the bolstered seats by about 0.79 inches, out there with a pixel sample in both a cloth-and-leather or an eco-Alcantara-and-leather mixture. 

The Ioniq 5 N will probably be out there in 10 colours. Two – N Efficiency Blue Matte and N Efficiency Blue – are unique to the mannequin. The opposite colours are Abyss Black Pearl, Cyber Grey Metallic, Ecotronic Grey Matte, Ecotronic Grey, Atlas White, Atlas White Matte, Gravity Gold Matte, and Soultronic Orange Pearl. The inside is just out there in black with Efficiency Blue accents.

Worth And Availability

Hyundai didn’t disclose the Ioniq 5 N’s value. The highest Restricted trim begins at $53,935 (value consists of the $1,335 vacation spot cost), and the N ought to value extra. The corporate didn’t say when it might go on sale however may attain sellers someday subsequent 12 months. It mentioned it might launch vary data later, which is once we may study its price ticket and on-sale date within the US. The usual Ioniq 5 presents between 220 and 266 miles of vary.