Hyundai is putting the finishing touches on its hot Ioniq 5 N ahead of a reveal at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, which will run from July 13 to 16.
The South Korean carmaker has released a series of images of the Ioniq 5 N at the Nurburgring, which it has used to validate “motorsport-bred” technologies on N vehicles.
The Ioniq 5 N has also been developed to make sure it follows Hyundai N’s three pillars – that it be a ‘corner rascal’, have racetrack capability, and yet also be an ‘everyday sportscar’.
At this stage Hyundai hasn’t confirmed what outputs the Ioniq 5 N will have, but it could produce more than the Kia EV6 GT which produces 430kW.
It uses a next-generation battery pack with a capacity of around 80kWh, offering superior energy density to the regular Ioniq 5. It’ll have an 800V electric architecture capable of charging up to 350kW on DC and 11kW on three-phase AC.
In the lead up to the reveal next month, the electric hot hatch has been through 10,000km of endurance testing on the Nordschleife, and it’s set to do another 10,000km before production commences.
Hyundai says it has put particular care into heat management with the Ioniq 5 N as it’s more challenging to cool than internal combustion-powered N vehicles.
The Ioniq 5 N has an enlarged cooling area with N-specific radiator packaging and an enhanced motor oil cooler and battery chiller.
There are are N Battery Preconditioning and N Race modes that are there to maximise performance and longevity.
The N Battery Preconditioning function is split into two modes – Drag and Track. The former is set to optimise temperature for immediate use of maximum power, while the latter optimises the battery temperature for an increased number of laps.
The N Race drive mode helps drivers have more control over the car’s energy usage, prioritising ‘Sprint’ or ‘Endurance’ racing.
Given the Ioniq 5 N is an electric vehicle (EV), it has been designed with regenerative braking in mind in addition to traditional hydraulic braking.
The Ioniq 5 N is set to have a unique regenerative braking system that can provide a maximum of 0.6 G decelerative force. Even under ABS activation the regen braking can provide a maximum of 0.2 G decelerative force.
As previously reported, the Ioniq 5 N will have a raft of new performance features, including a dedicated Drift Mode, an electronically controlled limited-slip differential, and a manual shift mode with simulated gears.
The N performance mode is distinguished visually from lesser models with a deeper and more aggressive front spoiler and additional air vents.
Other visual changes include a wider track, wider fenders and lower ride height, as well as a roof spoiler and diffuser down back.
The Ioniq 5 N will be the N division’s first electric car. The line-up currently includes the petrol-powered i20 N, i30 N, i30 Sedan N, and Kona N.