Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 N: A 640-HP Beast Roars to Life at Goodwood Festival
Hyundai has unveiled the highly anticipated Ioniq 5 N crossover at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This performance-oriented electric vehicle takes the standard Hyundai Ioniq 5 and cranks up the power to impressive levels. With a peak output of over 640 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque, the Ioniq 5 N offers exhilarating performance. Its "N Grin Boost" feature provides an extra burst of power, resulting in a 0-60 mph time of just 3.4 seconds.
The Ioniq 5 N stands out within the E-GMP lineup, surpassing the Kia EV6 GT in terms of power. Hyundai has made several enhancements to the vehicle, including a lower and wider stance, larger 21-inch wheels for improved grip, and a redesigned adaptive suspension that lowers the center of gravity. To handle the increased power, Hyundai has equipped the Ioniq 5 N with upgraded brakes and performance tires. The regenerative braking system helps manage heat and eliminates the need for carbon ceramic brakes. Range figures for the vehicle have not been disclosed yet.
Hyundai has focused on both function and aesthetics in the design of the Ioniq 5 N. The wider front and rear bumpers accommodate the wider track, while active air flaps assist in brake cooling. The rear wing and diffuser aid in aerodynamics. Inside the vehicle, there are cosmetic upgrades, including front seats available in cloth and leather or faux suede and leather. The Ioniq 5 N features physical controls, including dedicated "N" mode buttons and the N Grin Boost button.
Underneath the surface, Hyundai has made several performance-focused adjustments. The "N Pedal" brake system helps with weight transfer during cornering, and the all-wheel drive system incorporates "N Torque Distribution" for optimal power delivery. An electronic limited-slip differential ensures power is distributed effectively to the rear wheels. The steering column and box have been improved to enhance steering response and feedback.
Hyundai has introduced innovative features to enhance the driving experience of the Ioniq 5 N. The "e-shift" programming simulates a multi-speed transmission, providing the feel of gear shifts and engine braking. The "N Active Sound" system adds engine-like sounds to the electric driving experience, with different sound modes available, including a "Supersonic" mode inspired by fighter jets.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N combines high-performance capabilities with a range of enhancements to create an exciting and engaging electric crossover. With its impressive power, dynamic design, and innovative features, the Ioniq 5 N is set to make a strong impact in the electric vehicle market.
By the way, current Hyundai owners can receive a $2,500 cash-back Valued Owner Coupon when purchasing an Ioniq 5 or Ioniq 6. The discount can be transferred to family members and combined with other incentives, including a $7,500 tax credit, resulting in potential savings of up to $10,000.
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