Hyundai Ioniq 5 N makes world premiere

LONDON: Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 N — N brand’s first high-performance, all-electric model — made its world premiere on July 13 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England.

Ioniq 5 N represents N brand’s electrification future and a new way for high-performance enthusiasts to electrify their passion for driving on road and track.

The new vehicle signals Hyundai’s long-standing legacy of offering high-quality mobility alongside driver-focused N models.

N brand made a comeback to WRC in 2014 and its subsequent success with multiple world championships was followed up with the N high-performance models. This momentum carried forward with electrification, as the E-GMP-based Ioniq 5 provided the base to create N’s first high-performance EV.


Ioniq 5 N elevates the three pillars of N performance — Corner Rascal, Racetrack Capability and Everyday Sportscar — leveraging motorsport-bred technologies and years of electrified "Rolling Lab" development

In honing the car into a Corner Rascal, body and chassis reinforcements provided higher torsional rigidity and direct steering feel, enabling rally-inspired dual-motor AWD cornering

The Ioniq 5 N's racetrack capability shows up with dual electric motors that provide up to 478 kW / 650 PS with N Grin Boost engaged.

The car is also designed to have increased endurance with industry leading thermal management and regenerative braking.


N Grin Boost maximizes acceleration by a power increment of 10 seconds and N Launch Control provides three different traction levels for the fastest possible start, allowing drivers to launch their vehicle like a professional race car. Track SOC (state-of-charge) automatically calculates battery consumption per lap.

Ioniq 5 N sets a new benchmark for thermal management in severe racetrack conditions. Compared to its competitors, Ioniq 5 N boasts a higher resistance to heat induced power degradation — loss of maximum power due to overheating.

The enhanced battery thermal management system, with increased cooling area, better motor oil cooler and battery chiller. The independent radiators for the battery and motor maximise Ioniq 5 N’s resistance to performance degradation before and during intense track driving.


As an everyday sportscar, Ioniq 5 N delivers an engaging shift feeling and emotional driving through the integrated N e-shift and N Active Sound +.

N e-shift provides a sense of control over power delivery and shift feeling while N Active Sound + works collectively to deliver not only a futuristic EV sound but also ICE-like engine and exhaust sounds that provide a more engaging experience behind the wheel.

Many performance enthusiasts have been outspoken about the lack of driver feedback behind the wheel of many EVs.

Hyundai N engineers developed the N e-shift and N Active Sound + functions to deliver greater driver feedback and therefore more precise driver control of Ioniq 5 N’s dynamic driving. The unique emphasis on precise power control differentiates N’s approach to EV sound from past applications.


Ioniq 5 N will take center stage as the N brand makes its inaugural appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2023.

N brand has constructed a dedicated stand that will showcase multiple vehicles, including i20 N WRC, N Vision 74, RN22e and the newly unveiled Ioniq 5 N.

Additionally, the stand will feature various public activations, such as race simulators and photo booths.


The highlight of N brand’s presence at Goodwood will be the exclusive "N Moment" held during the iconic Goodwood hill climb.

The N Moment will showcase N brand’s motorsport models and rolling labs, culminating in the presentation of the new Ioniq 5 N and the world debut of N brand's ‘Ioniq 5 N Drift Spec’ show car.

Furthermore, a 2023 specification i20 N WRC will participate in the Forest rally stage.

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