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News Hyundai shows what to expect from Ioniq 5 N on the Nürburgring

Hyundai shows what to expect from Ioniq 5 N on the Nürburgring

  • Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is stretching its legs at the Nürburgring circuit.

  • It has 650 hp on tap.

  • For now, the Ioniq 5 N is still in its development phase.


Hyundai is aware of the commercial potential of its new Ioniq 5 N. The high-performance version of the crossover is intended to be the first of its kind (from Korea at the very least) in the electric segment. Prior to the introduction of this new electric racer, the task of seducing this performance-hungry public fell to the Kia EV6 GT, a crossover with a powertrain rated at 576 hp and 546 ft-lb of torque.

2024 Hyundai IONIQ 5 N | Photo: Hyundai
2024 Hyundai IONIQ 5 N | Photo: Hyundai

With the Ioniq 5 N, Hyundai is offering a pair of electric motors with 650 hp in N Green Boost mode and 567 ft-lb of torque in N Green Boost mode.

The manufacturer also held a tech day for the local automotive press. But what really grabs the attention of adrenaline junkies is this short video demonstrating what the Ioniq 5 N is capable of when pushed to the limit, or close to it anyways. Indeed, the engineers and drivers assigned to the final development of the electric crossover aren’t necessarily looking to break the record around the famous German circuit, but rather to fine-tune every aspect surrounding the driving experience of the new flagship of the sports EV.

As the video shows in its introduction, the Ioniq 5 N has already covered a distance of 10,000 km in the development phase but is about to repeat the same distance for the final adjustments to be made to the vehicle.

2024 Hyundai IONIQ 5 N | Photo: Hyundai
2024 Hyundai IONIQ 5 N | Photo: Hyundai

The video also shows what to expect from the sounds that give the impression of driving a combustion-powered vehicle. With synthetic gear changes (also known as N e-Shift), the Ioniq 5 N works in concert with the N Active Sound Plus system to deliver behavior closer to that of traditional cars. In fact, the future high-performance crossover will offer three specific sound modes: Ignition for an engine sound; Evolution for a sound borrowed from the RN22e and N 2025 Granturismo prototypes, and Supersonic mode, which is inspired by the sound of an airliner.

But, as a picture is worth a thousand words, it’s best to look at this short excerpt available on the web. Despite its “artificial” appearance, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N looks well-equipped to withstand a day on the closed circuit.

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