The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is the first high-performance, all-electric model under Hyundai’s N brand. Revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England, it represents the future of Hyundai’s electrification and offers a thrilling driving experience on both the road and track.
Sportier design elements distinguish the Ioniq 5 N from the standard model, including contrasting black trim parts, a rear spoiler, and red accents. The N variant is lower, wider, and longer than its counterpart, and it rides on larger 21-inch forged aluminum wheels with Pirelli P-Zero rubber. It is also the only Ioniq 5 variant to feature a rear window wiper.
Inside, the cabin is designed with a sportier color scheme and features various upgrades. The steering wheel is equipped with paddles that can be customized for different functions, and there is an N Grin Boost button that activates a boost mode. The central console is optimized for track driving, with knee pads and shin support. The seats are bolstered and positioned lower, and the pedals are designed specifically for track scenarios, minimizing foot slippage during two-foot driving.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N embodies three pillars of N performance: Corner Rascal, Racetrack Capability, and Everyday Sportscar. These performance characteristics are achieved through motorsport-inspired technologies and extensive development in electric vehicle technology. The car’s body and chassis reinforcement provide higher torsional rigidity and direct steering feel, enabling rally-inspired dual-motor all-wheel-drive cornering.
Powering the Ioniq 5 N are fore and aft mounted dual-electric motors, with the front motor delivering 226bhp and the rear motor delivering 383bhp. With the N Grin Boost engaged, the power output can be increased to 650bhp, making it a potent performer. Hyundai boasts that the Ioniq 5 N has excellent resistance to heat-induced power degradation, setting an industry-leading standard. It can accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in just 3.4 seconds with boost mode and reach a top speed of 260kmph.