Hyundai has motored into the Goodwood Competition of Velocity this week to debut the primary electrical automobile to get a N-brand high-performance makeover. The twin-motor Ioniq 5 N is a quicker sprinter, comes with a simulated eight-speed transmission and carries extra battery capability.
The track-oriented efficiency tweaks undertaken by Hyundai’s N-brand engineers are quite a few, and you may gawp at each final one through the supply hyperlink on the finish.
However we have picked out the highlights, beginning with a 166-kW motor to the entrance and a 282-kW unit to the rear making for a complete output of 448 kW, although a particular efficiency enhance can push that as much as 478 kW for a dash to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds.
The highest pace is reported to be 260 km/h (161.5 mph), and Hyundai says that drivers can select from three totally different traction ranges “to launch their automobile like an expert race automobile.” The automobile additionally comes with an e-shift characteristic that is designed to simulate the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission of N-brand gasoline racers, controlling torque output to imitate the sensation of transferring by guide gears.
The driving force may expertise the aural delights of an inner combustion engine’s growl courtesy of a 10-speaker energetic sound system, or a “futuristic EV sound” will also be chosen if desired.
Hyundai has elevated the battery capability to 84 kWh, although anticipated per-charge vary will not be revealed till nearer to market launch. The driving force is given direct management of the automobile’s power utilization with the push of some buttons although, whereas enhanced thermal administration ought to lower the possibilities of efficiency dips throughout “intense observe driving.”
The Ioniq 5 N helps fast-charging at as much as 350 kW for a high as much as 80% in simply 18 minutes and, similar to the non-N mannequin, the performance-enhanced taste may share its juice due to Car-to-Load capabilities, to energy tools whereas glamping or high up an ebike battery.
In addition to N badging right here and there and particular “efficiency” colours, the track-focused EV sits a little bit decrease than commonplace fashions, can also be wider on the backside and is available in 80 mm (3.1 in) longer. The entrance features a chunkier lip plus practical air-cooling mesh whereas the rear is handled to a sporty wing-type spoiler. Elsewhere, engineers have bolstered the physique and chassis for “rally-inspired dual-motor AWD cornering” and strengthened the steering column for improved response and suggestions.
Inside are low-riding bolstered bucket seats, a newly-designed steering wheel with fingertip paddles, and a track-optimized heart console together with trendy comforts like cupholders, USB-C ports and wi-fi charging.
It rolls on 21-inch aluminum wheels sporting “high-grip” 275/35R21 Pirelli P-Zero rubber, and stopping energy comes primarily from regenerative braking. That is backed up by specifically tuned hydraulic brakes rocking a 400-mm disc and four-piston monobloc calipers to the entrance and 360-mm discs with single-piston calipers in again.
Hyundai debuted the 2024 Ioniq 5 N on the Goodwood Competition of Velocity in West Sussex, England, however hasn’t revealed any availability or pricing data.