If you are looking for an electric car that can deliver exhilarating performance, cutting-edge technology, and stunning design, you might want to wait for the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N. This is the first all-electric sports car from Hyundai's N division, which is known for creating high-performance versions of Hyundai's models with motorsport-inspired features and enhancements.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is based on the Ioniq 5, which is already an impressive electric car that won the Motor1.com Star Award for Editors' Choice. The Ioniq 5 has a distinctive boxy shape, retro-futuristic styling, and a spacious and versatile interior.
But the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N takes things to a whole new level. It uses the same 77.4-kWh battery pack as the Ioniq 5, but it boosts the power output to a whopping 585 horsepower and 545 pound-feet of torque. That means it can sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds, making it one of the fastest electric cars on the market. It also has a top speed of over 160 mph, which is impressive for an electric car.
But the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N isn't all about speed. It is also designed to handle any road conditions with confidence and agility. Hyundai has recently tested the Ioniq 5 N under extreme winter conditions in Arjeplog, Sweden, near the Arctic Circle. There, the engineers fine-tuned the car's electronic limited-slip differential (e-LSD), which distributes torque between the front and rear wheels for optimal traction and stability. They also tested the car's N Torque Distribution feature, which allows drivers to adjust the torque levels for each wheel according to their preferences and driving modes.
One of the most exciting features of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is the drift mode, which lets drivers unleash their inner rally driver and slide the car sideways on slippery surfaces. The drift mode is enabled by the N Drift Optimizer, which modulates various parameters such as torque distribution, torque rate, suspension stiffness, steering effort, and e-LSD to create the perfect drifting conditions. Hyundai even benchmarked the Ioniq 5 N against its own i20 N WRC Rally 1 car, which shows how serious they are about making this car fun to drive.