In what appears to be an accidental leak from Hyundai, images of its Ioniq 5 N have surfaced online just a day ahead of its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 13.
A promotional video, which was swiftly taken down, revealed the model in low lighting, and stills from the image were shared by Autospy.
We get a good look at the hot electric crossover from multiple angles, both inside and out.
There are the expected changes including wider fenders, a lower ride height, a roof spoiler, and new wheels.
It appears the model has red accents on the side fenders, lower front bumper, rear diffuser, and brake calipers. The car is also finished in Hyundai N’s trademark Performance Blue.
The leaked images stop short of showing the front of the model but based on previous teaser images and spy shots it’s expected to receive a deeper and more aggressive front spoiler and additional air vents.
The N appears to carry over the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and infotainment displays from the regular Ioniq 5, but with some N-specific screens for both.
On the touchscreen, we can see functions like a lap timer and a depiction of the torque distribution.
Hyundai has already confirmed the addition of N Battery Preconditioning and N Race driving modes that are there to maximise performance and longevity.
The 5 N has also gained a sportier steering wheel with unique N-labelled buttons and paddles, while there also appears to be a new centre console design.
Previous images of the camouflaged Ioniq 5 N came from Hyundai’s testing of the model at the Nurburgring, which it has used to validate “motorsport-bred” technologies on N vehicles.
Hyundai hasn’t revealed any performance details, which it is presumably saving for the official reveal.
What we do know is that it will use a next-generation battery pack offering around 80kWh, and superior energy density to the regular Ioniq 5.
It is rumoured to produce more power than the Kia EV6 GT, with a potential output of 600hp (447kW), compared to the 430kW output of its Kia counterpart.
An electronically controlled limited-slip differential and a manual shift mode with simulated gears are among the sportier features distinguishing the model from the standard Ioniq 5.