2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N performance EV gets bigger battery, ICE noise

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    The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N debuted Thursday on the 2023 Goodwood Pageant of Pace as Hyundai’s first electrical efficiency model, however one which tries to imitate internal-combustion vehicles.

    This sportier model of the Ioniq 5 has extra energy, an even bigger battery, a stiffer physique, bigger brakes, stiffer suspension, and a few tech options aimed toward enthusiastic driving.

    A dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain generates 600 hp and 546 lb-ft of torque constantly, and 641 hp and 568 lb-ft in 10-second bursts utilizing the N Grin Enhance operate. Utilizing launch management (which has three ranges of adjustment), Hyundai says the Ioniq 5 N will do 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds and attain a high pace of 162 mph. That is regardless of a better curb weight than the usual Ioniq 5.

    Hyundai Ioniq 5 N

    Hyundai Ioniq 5 N

    That acceleration is accompanied by simulated internal-combustion engine noises. N Lively Sound+ makes use of eight inside and two exterior audio system to play three completely different sound themes, with sounds activated by throttle enter. The Ignition theme replicates the two.0-liter turbo-4 utilized in different Hyundai N fashions—together with pops and bangs on the bogus overrun. Two different choices present extra futuristic, non-ICE sounds, nevertheless.

    The Ioniq 5 N additionally has an 84-kwh battery pack—greater than different fashions’ 77.4-kwh pack. The pack additionally has extra cooling from the reshaped entrance bumper and a preconditioning system keyed to the completely different drive modes. In Drag mode, the temperature is ready at 86-104 levels Fahrenheit, however that lowers to 68-86 levels for Monitor mode. An N Race mode optimizes the battery for observe periods, with Endurance and Dash choices for longer or shorter runs, respectively.

    Hyundai additionally strengthened the physique construction with 42 extra welding factors and 6.9 toes of extra bonding materials. The motor and battery mounting factors, entrance and rear subframes, and steering column have been strengthened as properly. A better steering ratio with higher torque suggestions was used as properly, which might assist remedy the reasonably imprecise steering in commonplace Ioniq 5 N fashions.

    Hyundai Ioniq 5 N

    Hyundai Ioniq 5 N

    The Ioniq 5 N sits 0.8 inch decrease than a typical Ioniq 5 and is 3.2 inches longer, due to a brand new entrance bumper and rear diffuser that is joined by a rear wing. The fenders are 2.0 inches wider, accommodating a wider observe width and 275/35 Pirelli P Zero efficiency tires on 21-inch wheels.

    Hyundai gave the Ioniq 5 N strong brakes, with 15.7-inch rotors and 4-piston calipers up entrance and 14.2-inch rotors with single-piston calipers on the again, nevertheless it expects regenerative braking to offer 80-90% of deceleration on the highway and 40-50% on the observe. Regen can present as much as 0.6g of braking pressure, and get well as much as 44% of powertrain vitality on the observe, in accordance Hyundai. The brake and accelerator pedals may also be used on the identical time.

    A system known as N Pedal additionally makes use of unfavourable torque to place extra weight on the entrance wheels to enhance dealing with, whereas N Torque Distribution can alter front-to-rear energy supply by means of 11 settings. An digital limited-slip rear differential and N Drift Optimizer are included as properly, the latter permitting this all-wheel drive EV to get sideways like a rear-wheel drive automobile.

    Hyundai Ioniq 5 N

    Hyundai Ioniq 5 N

    The Ioniq 5 N is anticipated to launch later this yr, seemingly competing towards the equally sized Tesla Mannequin Y Efficiency and the Kia EV6 GT, which shares the Ioniq 5’s E-GMP platform. Already on sale within the U.S., the EV6 GT is much less highly effective than the Ioniq 5 N, at 576 hp, and would not have the Hyundai’s array of efficiency tech. We’ll see if the Ioniq 5 N can even enhance on the Kia’s 206-mile EPA vary ranking.

    Hyundai has additionally hinted that an Ioniq 6 N is on the best way, though it isn’t but clear if that model will get all of those efficiency and interface enhancements.

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