Hyundai has motored into the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week to debut the first electric vehicle to get a N-brand high-performance makeover. The dual-motor Ioniq 5 N is a faster sprinter, comes with a simulated eight-speed transmission and carries more battery capacity.

The track-oriented performance tweaks undertaken by Hyundai’s N-brand engineers are numerous, and you can gawp at every last one via the source link at the end.

But we’ve picked out the highlights, starting with a 166-kW motor to the front and a 282-kW unit to the rear making for a total output of 448 kW, though a special performance boost can push that up to 478 kW for a sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds.

The top speed is reported to be 260 km/h (161.5 mph), and Hyundai says that drivers can choose from three different traction levels “to launch their vehicle like a professional race car.” The vehicle also comes with an e-shift feature that’s designed to simulate the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission of N-brand gasoline racers, controlling torque output to mimic the feeling of moving through manual gears.

The 2024 Ioniq 5 N has made its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, UK


The driver can also experience the aural delights of an internal combustion engine’s growl courtesy of a 10-speaker active sound system, or a “futuristic EV sound” can also be selected if desired.

Hyundai has increased the battery capacity to 84 kWh, though expected per-charge range won’t be revealed until closer to market launch. The driver is given direct control of the vehicle’s energy usage with the push of a few buttons though, while enhanced thermal management should decrease the chances of performance dips during “intense track driving.”

The Ioniq 5 N supports fast-charging at up to 350 kW for a top up to 80% in just 18 minutes and, just like the non-N model, the performance-enhanced flavor can also share its juice thanks to Vehicle-to-Load capabilities, to power equipment while glamping or top up an ebike battery.

As well as N badging here and there and special “performance” colors, the track-focused EV sits a little lower than standard models, is also wider at the bottom and comes in 80 mm (3.1 in) longer. The front gains a chunkier lip plus functional air-cooling mesh while the rear is treated to a sporty wing-type spoiler. Elsewhere, engineers have reinforced the body and chassis for “rally-inspired dual-motor AWD cornering” and strengthened the steering column for improved response and feedback.

The 2024 Ioniq 5 N features a N Grin Boost that increases the vehicle’s motor output to 478 kW


Inside are low-riding reinforced bucket seats, a newly-designed steering wheel with fingertip paddles, and a track-optimized center console along with modern comforts like cupholders, USB-C ports and wireless charging.

It rolls on 21-inch aluminum wheels wearing “high-grip” 275/35R21 Pirelli P-Zero rubber, and stopping power comes primarily from regenerative braking. This is backed up by specially tuned hydraulic brakes rocking a 400-mm disc and four-piston monobloc calipers to the front and 360-mm discs with single-piston calipers in back.

Hyundai debuted the 2024 Ioniq 5 N at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England, but hasn’t revealed any availability or pricing information.

Source: Hyundai

published 2023-07-18 02:29:07