Type above and press Enter to search. Press Esc to cancel.

  1. Green Auto World
  2. What's happening with Electric cars and clean energy vehicles
  3. Hyundai Motor’s IONIQ 5 N Sets Benchmark for Sporty EVs

Hyundai Motor’s IONIQ 5 N Sets Benchmark for Sporty EVs

28 Nov 2023
  • What are the capabilities for the Hyundai IONIQ 5 N?
  • What are the specifications of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 N?
  • How did Hyundai enhanced the diving experience onboard the IONIQ 5 N?
  • What are the exterior and interior design features of the IONIQ 5 N?

Since its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July, Hyundai Motor Company’s IONIQ 5 N has been challenging preconceptions about the capabilities of electric vehicles (EVs).

“This is my first time driving an EV that can drift,” says Keiichi ‘DK’ Tsuchiya, the world-renowned Japanese professional racecar driver and ‘Drift King,’ in a video produced by Hyundai N brand. “It is so much fun. The most surprising was the agility. I thought ‘Oh, they’re making playful cars.’ This has changed my impression about Hyundai Motor.”

Early test drivers have praised IONIQ 5 N for its seamless blend of daily driving practicality and exciting racetrack capabilities, highlighting its many unique, motorsport-derived features for bringing combustion engine sounds and driver engagement to the EV driving experience .

This week, more international media will get their chance to experience the car at its birthplace, the Korea International Circuit in Young-am.

There’s no doubt that IONIQ 5 N represents a remarkable milestone in the realm of high-performance EVs. Hyundai N brand’s first high-performance EV harnesses Hyundai Motor Group’s Electrified-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) with N’s motorsport-honed technologies refined through extensive development in electrified ‘Rolling Lab’ projects.

The all-new model exemplifies the essence of N performance through three key pillars: Corner Rascal, Racetrack Capability and Everyday Sportscar, ushering in a new era of driver-centric, fun-to-drive EVs that harness cutting-edge technologies and elevate track capabilities.

Corner Rascal capabilities supported by dual-motor AWD and rally-inspired handling

Corner Rascal capabilities supported by dual-motor AWD and rally-inspired handling

IONIQ 5 N takes driving to a new level with its impressive Corner Rascal capabilities. These enhancements in body structure, steering and pedal systems make IONIQ 5 N a dynamic and engaging vehicle for drivers who seek a thrilling driving experience.

The steering column, now reinforced with the N R-MDPS system, offers precise control. The greater rigidity enhances steering response and feedback. The N R-MDPS system has been specially tuned with a higher steering ratio and enhanced torque feedback, delivering a more direct and communicative steering feel.

In addition, the body structure gains 42 additional welding points and extra adhesives to enhance rigidity. The motor and battery mounting have been reinforced to withstand higher electric motor torque, and the front and rear subframes have been enhanced for better lateral rigidity, ensuring superior handling. To further reinforce the vehicle for robust electric motor torque, World Rally Championship-inspired drive axles have been integrated at the front and rear.

The N Pedal software enhances turn-in behavior and throttle sensitivity, prioritizing responsive handling while mimicking characteristics similar to that of an internal combustion engine (ICE). The N Drift Optimizer maintains drift angles through real-time control, while the Torque Kick Drift function simulates a clutch kick action for immediate drift initiation. The N Torque Distribution system offers fully variable front and rear torque distribution, adjustable via an 11-stage menu, optimizing cornering performance. The electronic limited-slip differential (e-LSD) at the rear axle enhances cornering performance, agility and control.

IONIQ 5 N boasts 21-inch forged aluminum wheels, reducing unsprung mass and improving overall performance. Finally, with additional wheel sensors and larger, upgraded and specifically tuned suspension dampers, the electronically controlled suspension widens the car’s performance range, ensuring a comfortable yet dynamic ride.

Racetrack Capability enabled by improved PE, enhanced battery cooling and N Brake Regen

Racetrack Capability enabled by improved PE, enhanced battery cooling and N Brake Regen

IONIQ 5 N stands out as a high-performance electric vehicle (EV) with Racetrack Capability due to a range of impressive technical enhancements. These features are designed to provide drivers with the ultimate racing experience.

The heart of IONIQ 5 N lies in its high-powered electric motors, which can rev up to an impressive 21,000 RPM. These motors deliver a formidable 478 kW / 650 PS of power. What makes this performance even more thrilling is the N Grin Boost feature, which provides an incremental power boost for 10 seconds, enhancing acceleration and excitement.

When it comes to quick and powerful starts, IONIQ 5 N features N Launch Control with three distinct traction levels. This system ensures that the vehicle accelerates rapidly, providing the driver with the ideal start every time.

To further enhance racetrack performance, IONIQ 5 N introduces Track SOC (state-of-charge), a system that automatically calculates battery consumption per lap. This is a valuable tool for drivers who need to monitor and manage their vehicle’s performance throughout their time on track.

To maintain peak power efficiency, IONIQ 5 N features advanced battery thermal management. This system is designed to resist power degradation caused by excessive heat and includes an expanded cooling area, an improved motor oil cooler and a battery chiller. The addition of independent cooling radiators for the battery and motor ensures that the vehicle resists performance degradation even under demanding track conditions.

For drivers who want to fine-tune their vehicle’s energy usage, IONIQ 5 N offers the N Race feature. With a few button presses, drivers can choose between ‘Sprint’ mode, which prioritizes full power delivery, or ‘Endurance’ mode, which extends the range on track by limiting peak power. This level of control allows for precise energy management and ideal performance.

Braking performance is crucial on the racetrack and IONIQ 5 N delivers with its N-tuned Brakes. The vehicle includes 400mm front discs with four-piston monobloc calipers and 360mm rear discs. These components incorporate lightweight materials and optimized airflow for improved cooling efficiency.

Notably, the regenerative braking system, typically utilized for efficiency, has been reimagined to enhance braking performance. Regen braking serves as the primary source of brake force and the mechanical brakes supplement this as needed, ensuring endurance on the track. IONIQ 5 N’s N Brake Regen offers exceptional deceleration force of up to 0.6 G, setting an industry-leading standard for braking performance.

Everyday Sportscar delivers a dynamic and emotionally engaging driving experience

Everyday Sportscar delivers a dynamic and emotionally engaging driving experience

IONIQ 5 N is a fun-to-drive EV that’s also engineered to be an Everyday Sportscar. This is achieved through a range of technological innovations designed to enhance the driver’s experience.

A key feature is N e-shift, which provides precise control over power delivery and simulates gearshifts. This feature creates a more interactive experience, closely replicating the feeling of an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission found in ICE N cars.

To further enhance the driving experience, IONIQ 5 N incorporates N Active Sound +, which complements N e-shift by delivering futuristic EV sounds, along with ICE-like engine and exhaust sounds. This combination of auditory elements adds a new layer to the overall driving experience.

What sets IONIQ 5 N apart is its ability to offer three distinct sound themes through N Active Sound +. The ‘Ignition’ theme simulates the sound of N’s 2.0T engines, ‘Evolution’ provides a high-performance sound and ‘Supersonic’ offers variable volume during cornering, inspired by the sounds of fighter jets. These sound themes not only make the driving experience more engaging but also allow drivers to personalize their auditory experience.

For drivers in Europe, IONIQ 5 N offers a feature called N Road Sense. This innovative system automatically recommends activating N Mode when it detects double-curved road signs. This enhances the driving experience by optimizing the vehicle’s settings to match the road conditions, providing a more dynamic and engaging experience from behind the wheel.

Additionally, IONIQ 5 N retains the V2L (Vehicle-to-Load) feature, which allows drivers to use the stored energy from the EV’s high-voltage battery to recharge or power various devices, even when the vehicle is turned off. This practical feature ensures that the vehicle serves as a power source, adding to its versatility beyond just driving.

With these technological innovations, IONIQ 5 N is not just an EV; it’s a vehicle that’s designed to provide an exceptional and interactive driving experience for its users.

Performance-enhancing design that accentuates sportiness and track-driving potential

Performance-enhancing design that accentuates sportiness and track-driving potential

IONIQ 5 N’s exterior showcases an array of design elements and proportional changes that underscore its commitment to performance and circuit-driving potential. These adjustments set it apart from the standard IONIQ 5 and emphasize its sportiness.

The vehicle has undergone specific proportional adjustments, making it 20 mm lower, 50 mm wider to accommodate larger tires, and 80 mm longer. The N-Mask graphic fascia incorporates functional mesh, air curtains and air flaps that enhance cooling. A lip spoiler accentuates the car’s low stance and performance-oriented design. The ‘Luminous Orange’ accent on the black front bumper continues along the side skirts, contributing to its racetrack-ready appearance. It rides on forged 21-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in high-grip 275/35R21 Pirelli P-Zero tires.

Additionally, an exclusive wing-type spoiler and rear diffuser help control airflow, optimizing aerodynamic performance. A triangular N-only HMSL brake light integrated into the spoiler ensures visibility, while the rear hatch includes an N-exclusive black bumper cover with checker flag reflector graphics, along with a rear window wiper for practicality.

Inside, IONIQ 5 N seamlessly integrates the N family’s distinctive design elements, combining style and functionality for track driving.

The N steering wheel is newly designed, prominently featuring the N logo for the first time. This steering wheel includes N buttons that allow drivers to select their preferred drive mode and customize combinations for a personalized driving experience. The N Grin Boost button provides instant access to maximize acceleration and driving fun. Conveniently placed paddles engage the N e-shift and N Pedal features.

The center console is tailored for track driving and features knee pads and shin support. Everyday amenities include a USB C port, wireless charging and cupholders. N seats with reinforced bolsters provide stability during cornering and high lateral acceleration.

The lowered seats are ideal for customers seeking high-performance drivability and N emblems adorn both the front and rear seats, with welcome lighting in the front. A two-toned design theme extends to the rear seats, ensuring a cohesive interior aesthetic. The interior maintains a track-inspired design with a checker flag theme on the door sill plates, metal pedals and footrest.

Sustainable materials are incorporated throughout the interior, including recyclable paperette door decorative garnish, BIO PET yarn from sugarcane, recycled PET yarn from PET bottles, BIO TPO from sugarcane, eco-processed leather, recycled tire pigment paint and recycled poly Alcantara seat cover cloth. These materials not only enhance the sustainability of the interior but also add to the overall track-inspired design and functionality of the cabin.

Motor 283

BY Motor 283

Motor 283 is the biggest automotive website created by a team of automotive enthusiats and this author page is used to show the readers the press releases and news posted on Motor 283 website.

The revolutionary GMC HUMMER EV is now available in the UAE and Kuwait

14 Jun 2024
The revolutionary GMC HUMMER EV is now available in the UAE and Kuwait

GMC Middle East announce the official arrival of the much anticipated GMC HUMMER EV pickup truck, the world’s first all-electric supertruck, and GMC HUMMER EV SUV to GMC dealerships in the UAE and Kuwait, with more select markets to follow later in 2024. The vehicles are the first electric additions to GMC’s line-up of bold, capable and precisely crafted premium trucks and SUVs promising to provide remarkable on and off-road capability with a quiet, all-electric propulsion system.

Jack Uppal – President & Managing Director of General Motors, Africa & Middle East said: “Since we announced the GMC HEV, we’ve experienced an unprecedented response from the market. The arrival to the market is a milestone we have been impatiently waiting for. The GMC HEV represents the ultimate expression of GMC’s premium and capability . This region is passionate about off-road performance and the love for GMC trucks became so ubiquitous that to this day many across the region refer to any pick-up truck and SUV as JIMMS. Through the GMC HUMMER EV pair, we’re reaffirming our commitment to a market we’ve been calling home for about a century now and disrupting the off-roading space this time with all capable all electric Supertruck and SUV.”

Nissan demonstrates autonomous-drive mobility services progress on public roads

04 Jun 2024
Nissan demonstrates autonomous-drive mobility services progress on  public roads

Nissan has commenced demonstrations of a prototype vehicle equipped with its in-house-developed, autonomous drive technologies - showcasing progress in its goal towards rolling out autonomous mobility services within fiscal year 2027.

Lucid Expands its Presence in the Middle East, Bringing the Award-Winning Lucid Air to UAE

04 Jun 2024
Lucid Expands its Presence in the Middle East, Bringing the Award-Winning Lucid Air to UAE

Lucid Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LCID), maker of the world’s most advanced electric vehicles, has announced its expansion into the United Arab Emirates with the opening of its latest retail location in Dubai. Located at the urban open-air destination City Walk, the Dubai Studio is Lucid’s second retail space in the Middle East and underscores the company's commitment to bringing its unrivalled electric vehicle experience to more drivers across the globe.

“The expansion of Lucid into the United Arab Emirates is a significant milestone for the company,” said Faisal Sultan, Vice President and Managing Director, Middle East at Lucid. “The region continues to build momentum in its shift towards sustainable energy, emerging as a key market in EV ownership. With our studios in Riyadh and now in Dubai, we look forward to providing drivers in the Middle East and its surrounding areas with the innovative and dynamic experience of the award-winning Lucid Air.”