At the Los Angeles Motor Show, the Korean manufacturer is presenting the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N, a 100% electric sports crossover with 650 horsepower!
The Los Angeles Motor Show (AutoMobility LA) will open its doors to the public this year from November 17 to 26, 2023: on this occasion, Hyundai will present to the American public the Hyundai Ioniq 5N, its new 100% electric sports crossover. With 650 horsepower, it’s simply the most powerful model never produced by the Korean manufacturer!
“Hyundai N is a key driver of advanced technology expansion within Hyundai”declared on this occasion José Muñoz, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor North America: “N Brand technology and motorsport success prove Hyundai’s ability to push the boundaries of vehicle performance and Ioniq 5 N represents a bold step forward in electrified performance. We are confident that existing Hyundai customers and new buyers will be impressed by the exceptional performance and technology of our new Ioniq 5 N.”
For several years, Hyundai has been developing its division « N » (pour Nürburgring), dedicated to sports cars, whether competition or production. There is a range of supercharged models such as the i20 N, i30 N, Kona N, Veloster N and Elantra N, while the brand is involved in motor racing, notably in the WRC, TCR championships or the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring. . For the first time, a 100% electric model joins the N range: the Hyundai Ioniq 5Nbased on the E-GMP platform, and the Korean firm is already announcing other N-branded electric models to come.
Technically, we find at the front a 100% electric engine of 166 kW (226 horsepower), and at the rear a second engine of 282 kW (384 horsepower), for a total of 448 kW (609 horsepower). You will then need to activate the N Grin Boost mode, to release the additional 30 kW (9 kW at the front and 21 kW at the rear), and thus reach 478 kW (650 horsepower) of maximum power and 770 Nm of torque. Enough to swallow 0 to 100 km/h in around 3.3 secondsall for a maximum speed electronically limited to 260 km/h.
The car also has a 84 kWh battery, allowing it to be recharged from 10 to 80% in 18 minutes, thanks to an 800 V architecture compatible with ultra-fast charging of up to 350 kW of power. However, the autonomy figures have not yet been approved. The model is compatible with V2L (Vehicle-to-Load) technology, allowing the use of battery energy to power or recharge electrical devices.
Numerous improvements have been made to the standard Hyundai Ioniq 5 to unleash its sportiness: the structure has been stiffened, the motor and battery support have been reinforced, while the front and rear subframes have been improved to provide more lateral rigidity. The integrated drive axles have also been reinforced to handle greater electric motor torque, while weight has been reduced thanks to 21-inch forged rims.
On the technical side, the power steering has been optimized to offer a more direct and communicative driving experience, while a fonction « N Drift Optimizer » combined with electronic drift control technology allows the vehicle to slide while maintaining control. The “N Torque Distribution” system allows torque to be distributed to the front and rear in an optimal manner, according to 11 settings levels adjustable by the driver, while an electronic limited slip differential placed on the axle rear helps optimize dynamic performance when cornering.
In addition, the “N Race” function makes it possible to optimize the car’s endurance on the circuit, by more precisely controlling its electrical energy consumption: it is possible to choose between driving modes “Endurance” or “Sprint”, in order to optimize, as desired, autonomy or performance. The braking system has been optimized for sports use, while the “N Brake Regen” function is regenerative braking optimized for sports use, which offers up to 0.6 g of braking force.
Finally, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N also promisesdriving experience of a thermal sports carthanks to two tricks: the “N e-shift” function simulates the gear changes of the eight-speed double-clutch transmission (DCT) of the thermal N models, by modulating the engine torque, while the “N Active Sound+” system » brings a artificial engine sound, thanks to 8 interior speakers and 2 exterior speakers. Three sound modes are available: “Ignition” (4-cylinder thermal engine), “Evolution” (high-performance sound inspired by the RN22e prototype), and even a “Supersonic” mode (sound inspired by twin-engine combat aircraft)!
The marketing of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is planned for spring 2024, at prices which will be announced later. In the meantime, it can be discovered on the Hyundai stand at Los Angeles salon (AutoMobility LA), which will open its doors to the public from November 17 to 26, 2023.
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