Hyundai IONIQ 5 N TA Spec Will Take on Pikes Peak News Staff
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Hyundai N has just revealed the IONIQ 5 N TA Spec ahead of the Nurburgring 24 this weekend.

The new IONIQ 5 N TA Spec stands for Time Attack. It was specifically designed to participate in the 102nd Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado Springs on June 23, 2024. Hyundai will field two IONIQ 5 N TA Spec cars along with two IONIQ 5 N production models, aiming to break records in the Electric Production SUV/Crossover and Electric Modified SUV/Crossover categories.

The IONIQ 5 N TA Spec was designed to demonstrate just how wild the production-spec IONIQ 5 N can be. It retains the high-performance power electric (PE) system of the standard model, but serious software tuning juices output by 37 horsepower, good for a total of 677 hp.

Hyundai N has equipped the IONIQ 5 N TA Spec with N Active Sound+, featuring modified speakers capable of exceeding 120 dB in order to enhance driver feedback and to replace the typical sirens used in electric Pikes Peak race cars.

The vehicle has been transformed for Pikes Peak with new shock absorbers, motorsport-spec brakes, 18-inch Yokohama ADVAN 005 slick tires, and a unique high-downforce aerodynamic package. Safety features include a Recaro Pro Racer SPA Hans seat, Sabelt six-point Hans safety harness, a PPIHC specification roll cage, and an EV fire suppression system.

The Pikes Peak course presents a significant challenge, spanning 12.42 miles and climbing over 4,700 feet to the summit. The route includes 156 turns and unpredictable weather, demanding resilience from both drivers and vehicles.

The IONIQ 5 N TA Spec will be driven by Robin Shute, a four-time overall winner at Pikes Peak, and Dani Sordo, a World Rally Championship driver for Hyundai Motorsport. The IONIQ 5 N production models will be driven by Paul Dallenbach, an 11-time PPIHC winner, and Ron Zaras, a PPIHC rookie and automotive media personality.

Hyundai's history at Pikes Peak dates back to 1992, when Rod Millen won the 2-Wheel Drive Showroom Stock division with a Hyundai Scoupe. In 2012, Rhys Millen set a course record of 9:46.164 driving a Hyundai Genesis Coupe, marking another significant achievement for the brand at Pikes Peak.

This article was co-written using AI and was then heavily edited and optimized by our editorial team.

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