Hyundai is finalizing testing for the Ioniq 5 N, with plans to unveil it at the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 13. This all-electric model, the first from the N performance sub-brand, is in the last stage of track testing at Nürburgring Nordschleife, according to a recent press release by Hyundai.
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Engineers are dedicating significant attention to the thermal management system of the Ioniq 5. Enhanced cooling hardware, such as an exclusive radiator, a motor-oil cooler, and a battery chiller, has been integrated. Alongside this, battery preconditioning software with “Drag” and “Track” modes are used to optimize power during short sprints and to maintain a cool battery throughout multiple laps, respectively.
Peek at 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Prototype
The N Race feature provides drivers with the flexibility to control energy consumption. While “Sprint” mode offers full power to the driver, “Endurance” mode is aimed to extend the range during extended track sessions by reducing sudden power surges which could overheat the battery, as Hyundai explained.
Hyundai’s engineers have also redesigned the regenerative braking system, achieving up to 0.6 g of deceleration, which Hyundai touts as an industry high. Furthermore, even when the ABS is activated, regeneration can occur at up to 0.2 g. Hyundai also plans to upgrade the hydraulic brakes, including an increase to 15.7-inch rotors.
The Ioniq 5 N is equipped with an innovative feature, the N e-Shift, which replicates gear shifts using motor torque. Hyundai purports that this feature will enable drivers to apply their experience from conventional combustion engines to electric driving.
A Glimpse at 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Prototype
To compensate for the absence of engine sound, the Ioniq 5 N will have its distinct soundtrack. An array of eight internal and two external speakers will play a variety of sounds, such as simulations of the 2.0-liter turbo-4 used in Hyundai’s petrol N models, artificial sounds from the N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo and RN22e concepts, and even sounds of fighter jets.
The Ioniq 5 N marks several firsts; it’s the first electric N model, and the first to feature all-wheel drive. While the standard Ioniq 5 caps at 320 hp, Hyundai hints that the Ioniq 5 N will surpass this, although they haven’t specified by how much. Given that the Kia EV6 GT, which shares the E-GMP platform with the Ioniq 5, produces 576 hp, there is substantial room for increasing the power.
Though Hyundai has yet to confirm whether the Ioniq 5 N will be available in the U.S., the unveiling timeline suggests a potential 2024-model-year sales launch.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Hyundai Ioniq 5 N
When is the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N expected to debut?
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is expected to debut at the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 13.
What is the N Race feature in the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N?
The N Race feature in the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N allows drivers to control energy usage. The feature includes two modes – “Sprint,” which gives the driver maximum power, and “Endurance,” which maximizes range for longer track sessions by limiting sudden power spikes.
What special feature is included in the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N for a more involved driving experience?
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N includes a feature called N e-Shift, which simulates gear shifts using motor torque. This feature is intended to enable drivers to apply their experience from conventional combustion engines to electric driving.
Will the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N have a unique sound system?
Yes, to make up for the lack of engine noise, the Ioniq 5 N will have its distinct soundtrack, using eight internal and two external speakers to play a variety of sounds including simulations of traditional engines and even fighter jet noises.
Is the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N expected to be available in the U.S.?
Hyundai has not officially confirmed whether the Ioniq 5 N will be available in the U.S., however, the unveiling timeline suggests a potential 2024-model-year sales launch if it does reach the U.S. market.
More about Hyundai Ioniq 5 N
- Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Official Press Release
- 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed
- Nürburgring Nordschleife
- N Performance
- Kia EV6 GT