Hyundai Pulls Back The Curtain On The Ioniq 5 N

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

hyundai pulls back the curtain on the ioniq 5 n

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is one of the more compelling and attractive EVs on sale today, but the automaker isn’t resting on its early successes. After a few teases and months of speculation, Hyundai took the wraps off of the performance-oriented Ioniq 5 N at the Goodwood Festival of Speed today, showing a vehicle that should rival the impressive Kia EV6 GT’s performance.

The Ioniq 5 N sees up to 641 horsepower when using the temporary boost mode, enabling a 0-62 mph time of 3.4 seconds. Hyundai said it focused on making the EV competent in all areas of driving, including cornering, track driving, and everyday use. It gets a unique N e-shift feature and N Active Sound that simulate shift points and gas engine noises during spirited driving.

Though it rides on the same platform as the standard Ioniq 5, the N receives dozens of additional welds to improve stability and rigidity. Hyundai reinforced the motor and battery mounts and added 2.1 meters of additional adhesives to keep everything together. The axles have been reinforced to hold more power, and the SUV rides on 21-inch forged aluminum wheels.

Inside, the Ioniq 5 N gets sport seats with reinforced bolstering, which sit about 20mm lower in the vehicle. The pedals have been optimized for track driving, specifically situations where oversteer happens, to improve stability with two-foot driving. The remainder of the SUV’s interior builds on the standard model, and Hyundai said it used recycled and sustainable materials throughout.

[Image: Hyundai]

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  • JMII JMII on Jul 13, 2023

    The pedals have been optimized for track driving, specifically situations where oversteer happens, to improve stability with two-foot driving.

    Nobody is putting one these things on a track. But YIKES 641 HP and 0-60 in 3.4 from a EV hatchback from Hyundai? That is seriously impressive.

    • Bd2 Bd2 on Jul 13, 2023

      Probably sub 3s on a prepped surface.

      And a good # of N owners track.

  • Ar_ken Ar_ken on Jul 13, 2023

    Is it the same one that had a major crash in the said Goodwood Festival?

  • Jalop1991 Jalop1991 on Jul 13, 2023

    Simulated shifting and gas engine noises?

    So it's a driving simulator.

    • Ajla Ajla on Jul 13, 2023

      "Is that noise OUTSIDE the car as well?"

      Oh, you know it my man. Two external speakers.

  • Tassos Tassos on Jul 14, 2023

    What success???? If you gave us the ACTUAL SALES NUMBERS of Hyundai BEVs compared to TESLA's, everybody would KNOW who is the SUccessful BEV maker and who is the BIG LOSER.

    Success is not determined by bloggers and auto journalists or JD Power.

    It is determined by the ones who VOTE WITH THEIR WALLETS and BUY THE DAMN THINGS.

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    • Bd2 Bd2 on Jul 16, 2023

      Aside from certain Chinese automakers, no other automakers have mass production of BEVs on the scale of Tesla.

      Reason why Tesla has been able to keep cutting prices is b/c with all the plants they have built recently, they have achieved economies of scale for the 3 and Y.