09.11.2023 Story

Unleashing the future of electrified high-performance cars: IONIQ 5 N showcasing its three pillars of N performance

Hyundai N's first EV, IONIQ 5 N, elevates driving fun to new heights, adhering to the three pillars of N performance – Corner Rascal, Racetrack Capability and Everyday Sportscar – by leveraging motorsport-bred technologies and years of electrified ‘Rolling Lab’ development. It heralds a new era of high-performance driving, redefining the thrill of electric driving on road and track (without compromising eco-conscious values).

The journey started with a clear concept and vision. In 2015, N brand established its vision of a sustainable future for the next generation of driving enthusiasts by showing the N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo. N’s electrification strategy began with the RM20e prototype and Veloster N ETCR race car. In 2022, N brand introduced the RN22e, a rolling lab designed to communicate a transfer of N’s electrification experience to the brand’s first production EV, IONIQ 5 N.

Optimised EV platform: Setting new standards in the world of performance driving

Only Hyundai's Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) could have enabled the IONIQ 5 N's unprecedented performance. Following the award-winning IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6, IONIQ 5 N brings E-GMP to the next level, with two electric motors optimised for more power, torque and response, creating the basis for an electrified high-performance car that is truly ‘fun to drive’.

IONIQ 5 N’s E-GMP is the first to be equipped with Hyundai’s fourth generation 84kWh battery, providing stronger power output thanks to a two-stage inverter with increased energy efficiency, spinning the electric motors up to 21,000 RPM and delivering 478 kW / 650 PS with N Grin Boost engaged. E-GMP also gives it a low centre of gravity and even weight distribution to optimise driveability, while extensive reinforcements provide exceptional chassis dynamics.

Corner Rascal: Dual-motor AWD delivers rally-inspired cornering

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N | Chapter 1: Corner Rascal

To ensure IONIQ 5 N is a true Corner Rascal, the body and chassis reinforcements enabled by E‑GMP provide a higher torsional rigidity and direct steering feel, enabling rally-inspired, dual-motor AWD (All-Wheel Drive) cornering. The integrated drive axles (IDA) are applied both front and rear and reinforced to endure stronger electric motor torque while reducing unsprung mass together with the 21-inch forged aluminium wheels. Additionally, the vehicle features Rack-Mounted Motor-Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS) specifically tuned for the IONIQ 5 N with a higher steering ratio and enhanced torque feedback. These enhancements result in a more direct steering experience giving the driver immediate feedback.

Racetrack Capability: Features dedicated to racetrack driving

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N | Chapter 2: Racetrack Capability

Several exclusive high-performance features give IONIQ 5 N its thrilling racetrack performance. N Grin Boost maximises acceleration by a power increment of 10 seconds and N Launch Control provides three different traction levels for the fastest possible start, allowing drivers to launch their vehicle like a professional race car. Track SOC (state-of-charge) automatically calculates battery consumption per lap.

Everyday Sportscar: Unique technology delivers emotional driving

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N | Chapter 3: Everyday Sportscar

To deliver greater driver feedback and more precise driver control, Hyundai N engineers developed the N e-shift and N Active Sound+ functions. Together, they enhance the fun and emotion of driving with an engaging shift feeling and engine and exhaust sounds of an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle.

Hyundai N publishes a captivating three chapter video series that unveils the development journey of the IONIQ 5 N and N’s three pillars of performance: Corner Rascal (Chapter 1, November 2, 2023, 09.00CET), Racetrack Capability (Chapter 2, November 6, 2023, 09.00CET) and Everyday Sportscar (Chapter 3, November 9, 2023, 09.00CET).

Disclaimer: CO2 and emissions data

  • The Hyundai IONIQ 5 N is not currently available for sale. Electricity consumption and CO2 values for this model have not yet been determined.


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