Hyundai's 2025 Ioniq 5 N Unveils Electrifying Power
Hyundai has introduced the 2025 Ioniq 5 N, an electrified sports car, at an exclusive preview event for AutoMobility LA, marking the N brand's entry into the realm of electrification. This groundbreaking vehicle stands as the Hyundai N brand's maiden all-electric model, harnessing the acclaimed Hyundai E-GMP platform known for its prowess in high-performance electric vehicles.
Fusing the Electrified-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) with N motorsport innovations, the Ioniq 5 N is engineered to deliver an electrifying driving experience, adhering to the three core performance principles of the N brand: 'Corner Rascal,' 'Racetrack Capability,' and 'Everyday Sportscar.'
Under the 'Corner Rascal' banner, the Ioniq 5 N boasts structural enhancements to its body-in-white, fortified motor and battery mounts, and upgraded front and rear subframes for heightened lateral rigidity. Drawing inspiration from the World Rally Championship, it incorporates integrated drive axles (IDA) while fortifying the steering system for enhanced rigidity.
A standout feature is the N Pedal, a sophisticated software function engineered to counterbalance the challenges posed by the weight of electric powertrains. This intelligent system prioritizes dynamic cornering over energy efficiency, ensuring instant turn-in behavior and heightened throttle sensitivity.
Enhancements to the electric propulsion system elevate the Ioniq 5 N's power to an estimated 641hp with N Grin Boost activated. Its thermal management system is geared to withstand heat-induced power degradation, while the N Brake Regen system bolsters braking performance for prolonged endurance on the track.
Incorporating cutting-edge technology such as N e-shift and N Active Sound+, the vehicle promises an engaging shift sensation and an immersive driving encounter. The exterior design is accentuated by performance-driven elements, including contrasting black trim, a wing-type rear spoiler, and aerodynamically optimized features. The available color palette comprises Performance Blue Matte, Abyss Black Pearl, Ecotronic Gray Matte (available later), Atlas White, and Soultronic Orange Pearl.
Inside the cabin, the Ioniq 5 N showcases N-branded accents, a reimagined N steering wheel, a track-focused center console, and bolstered N bucket seats. Embracing sustainability, the interior incorporates recyclable components and eco-processed leather, contributing to its environmentally conscious design and is predominantly styled in black with Performance Blue accents.
The Ioniq 5 N stands as a testament to Hyundai's dedication to delivering electrifying performance vehicles, with plans for forthcoming electrified N models. This model caters to performance aficionados seeking an amalgamation of cutting-edge technology, exhilarating driving dynamics, and everyday practicality.
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