As the world moves towards a more sustainable future, car manufacturers are working hard to produce electric vehicles that match classic cars' performance and driving pleasure. The upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is one such car, and it has now undergone extreme winter testing in Arjeplog, northern Sweden, to prove its worth.
With a launch expected in the second half of 2023, the Ioniq 5 N will be Hyundai's first all-electric sports car, and the company's N division has combined the advanced technology of the E-GMP platform with its own expertise and technology that comes straight from motorsport. The engineers have raised the bar for all-electric sports cars and have laid the foundation for what will truly be the driving enthusiast's first choice for a performance car that gives wide grins all year round.
The winter testing of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N in Arjeplog is essential to the development process. The engineers need to ensure that the car can handle extreme conditions. With temperatures dropping to -30 degrees, the car's behavior on smooth surfaces is put to the test. However, the engineers have found the optimal balance between fun driving characteristics and the car's ability for predictable handling when it is cold and slippery.
One of the standout features of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is its all-wheel drive, which utilizes Hyundai N's extensive all-wheel drive experience from the Hyundai i20 N WRC Rally 1. The Dual Motor setup is tuned for high performance, making the Ioniq 5 N electric sports car the first series-produced N car with all-wheel drive. The electric car also features the N Drift Optimizer, which integrates the torque distribution front and rear, the torque curve, the stiffness of the suspensions, steering resistance and the e-LSD system (electronic-Limited Slip Differential) to provide a unique driving mode that is created for drifting.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is a practical electric sports car in everyday life, and the e-LSD system provides better steering feel and grip in bends and when driving fast on a track while also contributing to very good properties on smooth roads. With e-LSD, the Ioniq 5 N has a very fast response and accuracy, which are crucial characteristics when you know that electric cars have a much faster torque response than traditional cars.
Hyundai's N division has come a long way in electric development, and the Ioniq 5 N demonstrates the company's commitment to producing high-performance electric cars. The car is honed through the turns on the Nürburgring, and in the same way, it is honed through the ice-covered turns in Arjeplog. The Ioniq 5 N offers strong electric performance and technological innovations, making it an extreme car on extreme roads.
With the Ioniq 5 N, Hyundai has created a car that meets the strict performance criteria of the company's N division. The sports electric car will be Hyundai N's first all-electric N model and will surely be a success. The winter testing in Arjeplog has shown that the Ioniq 5 N is a high-performance electric car that can handle extreme conditions, and it is a car that driving enthusiasts will love.
Update: You can see here the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N.
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