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Hyundai Makes The Ioniq 5 N Meaner With N Performance Parts, While Lexus Takes Flight with RZ Special Edition

18 Jan 2024
  • What are the specifications of the Hyundai NPX1 Concept?
  • What are the specifications of the Lexus RZ 450e F Sport Performance?

In the ever-evolving landscape of electric vehicles (EVs), automakers are pushing the boundaries not only in terms of performance but also in design aesthetics. Hyundai and Lexus are at the forefront of this movement, unveiling more aggressive versions of their electric SUVs at the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon. Hyundai's NPX1 Concept and Lexus's RZ 450e F Sport Performance not only showcase cutting-edge technology but also introduce a new era of customization with performance parts.

Hyundai NPX1 Concept

Hyundai NPX1 Concept

Hyundai has shifted its focus from traditional gasoline models to electric vehicles with its N Performance Parts, as evidenced by the NPX1 Concept based on the Ioniq 5 N. This marks a significant step for Hyundai, introducing performance enhancements specifically tailored for an electric N model. While the NPX1 is currently labeled as a concept, Hyundai plans to make the N Performance Parts available for the Ioniq 5 N later this year.

The NPX1 boasts an eye-catching body kit, featuring a carbon front splitter, a substantial rear wing, beefier side skirts, and an enlarged diffuser. The alloy and carbon composite wheels not only add to the aggressive aesthetic but also contribute to weight reduction. Suspension lowering springs and upgraded brake pads enhance the vehicle's performance dynamics.

Although interior images are yet to be revealed, Hyundai promises a sporty and luxurious cabin with bucket seats and the generous use of Alcantara. This move aligns with Hyundai's future plans to develop N Performance Parts for all its N cars, emphasizing the company's commitment to electrification and performance.

Lexus RZ 450e F Sport Performance

Lexus RZ 450e F Sport Performance

Lexus, too, has joined the electric performance bandwagon with its RZ 450e F Sport Performance special edition. Unlike Hyundai's NPX1, the RZ special edition is not just a concept; it will see a limited production of 100 units based on the RZ450e model. To make it even more exclusive, Lexus will employ a lottery system for Japanese customers to have a chance at owning this uniquely designed electric SUV.

The RZ450e F Sport Performance features an aggressive body kit, including not one but two rear wings, totaling 17 aerodynamic body parts. With a sportier suspension kit and 21-inch wheels, this special edition is slightly longer, wider, and taller than the standard RZ450e. The exterior is painted in a striking matte white, complemented by a predominantly black cabin with blue accents and suede upholstery.

Under the hood, the RZ450e F Sport Performance retains its dual-motor setup, producing a combined 201 horsepower from the front motor and 107 horsepower from the rear motor. While the power output remains unchanged, the focus here is on the enhanced aerodynamics, sportier suspension, and distinctive design elements that set this special edition apart.

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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