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Drifting Into the Future with the 2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N

23 Nov 2023
  • What is Torque Kick Drift in the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N 2025?
  • Who did Hyundai simulate engine sound in the 2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N?

In the rapidly evolving world of electric vehicles, Hyundai is breaking new ground with the 2025 Ioniq 5 N, the company's first performance-oriented electric vehicle. Boasting an impressive 641 horsepower, this electric powerhouse is not just about raw power; it's about pushing the boundaries of driving enjoyment. The Ioniq 5 N introduces two features that add an extra layer of excitement to the driving experience - the Torque Kick Drift mode and simulated engine noise.

Torque Kick Drift

Torque Kick Drift

The Torque Kick Drift mode is a nod to the traditional art of drifting, a technique where skilled drivers induce controlled slides for an exhilarating driving experience. Typically, this is achieved in rear-wheel-drive cars with a manual transmission by engaging the clutch mid-corner, releasing the throttle, and then "kicking" the clutch to break traction.

However, in the world of electric vehicles, where manual transmissions are a rarity, Hyundai has ingeniously adapted this technique. The Ioniq 5 N allows drivers to initiate a drift by pulling both steering wheel paddles simultaneously. This action cuts power to the rear axle, temporarily transforming the electric hatch into a front-wheel-drive setup. When the driver is ready to unleash the drift, releasing both paddles sends a rush of torque to the rear motor, creating a controlled and thrilling slide. This innovation combines the spirit of traditional drifting with the cutting-edge technology of electric powertrains.

Simulated Engine Noise: Adding a Sonic Symphony to the Drive

Simulated Engine Noise: Adding a Sonic Symphony to the Drive

Electric vehicles are often criticized for their lack of traditional engine noise, which enthusiasts argue is an integral part of the driving experience. Hyundai has addressed this concern with the Ioniq 5 N's simulated engine noise feature. Using a combination of two external and eight internal speakers, the vehicle offers three distinct propulsion sounds.

The first sound mimics the traditional snarl of an N-tuned turbocharged four-cylinder, providing a familiar and sporty soundtrack to the driving experience. The second option is a futuristic whir inspired by the RM22e experimental car, adding an otherworldly element to the auditory experience. Finally, the third choice is a whooshing noise reminiscent of a twin-engine supersonic jet, creating a dynamic and high-performance atmosphere.

Redefining Electric Performance

Redefining Electric Performance

The 2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is not just an electric vehicle; it's a statement from Hyundai that electric cars can be just as thrilling and engaging as their traditional counterparts. The Torque Kick Drift mode and simulated engine noise features showcase Hyundai's commitment to providing a playful and involving driving experience. Whether you're a traditionalist who appreciates the art of drifting or a tech-savvy enthusiast, the Ioniq 5 N is poised to make waves in the electric performance vehicle landscape. As the automotive industry continues to embrace electrification, Hyundai is leading the charge with innovations that appeal to both the heart and the head.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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