The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Is Shaping Up To Be The Most Powerful Hyundai Ever

Kevin Williams
by Kevin Williams
the hyundai ioniq 5 n is shaping up to be the most powerful hyundai ever

Five hundred horsepower? Six hundred horsepower? Who knows, but it’s gonna be fast.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV has been a darling of the automotive press and EV enthusiasts alike, but it’s been a little bit milquetoast in the driving dynamics department. Sure, all that electric torque, especially on dual-motored Ioniq 5s make for a pretty speedy experience, but the Ioniq 5 isn’t quite what one would call “sports focused.” Well, Hyundai has turned its N performance division onto the Ioniq 5. It’s not out yet, but Hyundai engineers say that the Ioniq 5 N will be much faster than any Hyundai model on tap, including the I30 N or Veloster N.

Via an interview with Drive Australia, Hyundai executive (and former head of the N performance division) Albert Biermann, said It will be much faster (than the Hyundai i30 N). How could it be slower? It has almost 600 horsepower!” Yet, when Drive Australia pressed him on specific output numbers, Biermann refused to explicitly confirm.

This is all very exciting news for EV buyers in search of yet another hot EV to choose from. There’s no confirmation, but the “almost 600 horsepower” could lead us to think that the Ioniq 5 N will likely share a similar 580 horsepower twin-motor setup, like what we’ve seen in the Kia EV6 GT. How the Ioniq 5 N will differ remains to be seen; Biermann explained to Drive Australia that handling and driver enjoyment is more important than outright speed. We should find out how Hyundai translated this to the Ioniq 5 N when it’s unveiled later this year.

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  • DoubleCoppers DoubleCoppers on Sep 14, 2022

    The U.S. and Europe don't have enough electricity now, when less than 2% of vehicles are EV. How are we going to charge an entire fleet of them? Hint: The electric companies can take control of those "smart thermostats" and "smart meters" whenever they want. The week of Sept 5th to 12th, 2022, Colorado utilities took control of 30,000 home thermostats to prevent them from cooling below 78 degrees F, Oregon *shut off* all electricity to 10 geographic zones near Portland to prevent wildfires, and California "asked" people not to charge EVs, dry clothes, or cool below 78 degrees between 4 pm and 9 pm - and still had to use rolling blackouts to avoid complete collapse... It's not going to happen with the tiny trickles of power from wind and solar... instead, we should shut off all clean, reliable, and efficient sources like hydroelectric, nuclear, and natural gas (/sarcasm off). Yeah, that'll work.

  • Pedro Pedro on Sep 21, 2022

    Renewables in the US are about 25% of grid power and growing. Is that a trickle? The world is moving on no matter how much you yell at clouds.