Performance-Based Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Debuts, Looks Striking


Hyundai Ioniq 5 N uses an 84 kWh battery pack and a dual motor setup capable of producing 641 hp; zero to 100 kmph in 3.4 seconds

Hyundai has revealed the performance-spec Ioniq 5 N at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and is the sportiest EV ever made by the brand. Based on the E-GMP dedicated skateboard architecture, it is equipped with an 84 kWh battery pack and a dual motor setup. The motor at the front develops 222 hp and the one driving the rear axle kicks out 378 hp.

The combined power output stands at 601 hp, which increases to 641 hp when the Boost mode is activated – making it more powerful than the Kia EV6 GT. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is claimed to accelerate from zero to 100 kmph in 3.4 seconds before reaching a top speed of 260 kmph. It has received mechanical revisions for greater and more engaging handling characteristics.

The South Korean auto major has consolidated the steering column and developed what is termed the N Pedal for improved throttle sensitivity. The more advanced torque distribution system provides fully variable front and rear torque distribution enabling 11-level adjustability. Furthermore, there is a system allowing to simulate the clutch kick action of an RWD car.


For stopping duties, Hyundai has employed 400 mm front disc brakes with four-piston callipers and 360 mm rear disc brakes as the Ioniq 5 N has the most powerful brakes made by the company. Hyundai has also enhanced the regenerative braking system and the Endurance and Sprint settings in the N Race mode alter the peak power ratings.

The N e-shift simulates the eight-speed DCT found in ICE cars and N Active Sound+ makes use of multiple speakers to emulate different sound themes. Compared to the standard Ioniq 5, the N variant is longer and wider as well as lower. The cosmetic updates include a new spoiler at the rear, a more prominent diffuser, new air curtains and splitter, and a set of 21-inch forged aluminium wheels.


The cabin of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N features a new steering wheel with N-specific buttons, an updated centre console with knee pads and shin, N bucket seats, new pedals and metal paddle shifters for regenerative braking and a lot more.