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We’re Driving The 641 HP Hyundai Ioniq 5 N, What Do You Want To Know? | Carscoops

The flagship Ioniq 5 N model has all the right specs but will it perform in the real world?


by Brad Anderson

2 hours ago

 We’re Driving The 641 HP Hyundai Ioniq 5 N, What Do You Want To Know?

In a few short years, Hyundai’s N division has produced some of the finest sporty hatches and sedans on the market, establishing itself as a serious player in the performance car world. With the new Ioniq 5 N, it has taken its engineering know-how to new heights in an attempt to make this the most driver-focused and fun EV on sale. Has it succeeded?

Next week, we’ll be heading to Sydney, Australia, to jump behind the wheel of the Ioniq 5 N for the first time. We’ll be driving it both on the road and the track, providing us with plenty of opportunity to see how it performs in all environments.

Before this happens, we encourage you to leave any questions you may have about the ultimate performance Hyundai in the comments below. Once our review is published in early March, we’ll endeavor to answer as many of your inquiries as possible. They could range from queries about the EV’s synthetic engine/exhaust notes, its grip capabilities, or even how easy it is to execute controlled oversteer in the dedicated drift mode.

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 We’re Driving The 641 HP Hyundai Ioniq 5 N, What Do You Want To Know?

Perhaps lost in all the headlines surrounding the car over the past 12 months or so has been how it handles everyday driving duties. While much attention has been focused on the car’s on-track performance, the reality is that very few, if any, owners will use it as a dedicated track car. Instead, it’s more likely to serve as a daily driver that may occasionally see some track time.

Questions arise: Is it as practical as the standard Ioniq 5? Does it offer all the same creature comforts? We’re about to find out.

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As a reminder, the Ioniq 5 N rocks an 84 kWh battery pack powering a 222 hp (166 kW) front motor and a 378 hp (282 kW) rear motor, culminating in a combined 601 hp (448 kW) output. With Boost Mode activated, this figure jumps to 641 hp (478 kW). Hyundai’s response to the Kia EV6 GT is capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.4 seconds and achieves a top speed of 162 mph (260 km/h).

And did we mention that it has lapped the Nürburgring in 7 minutes and 45 seconds? That’s in the same realm as the original 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo (7:42) and the 2021 BMW M2 CS (7:42). Quite an impressive feat for the newcomer.

In Australia, the new Ioniq 5 N starts from AU$111,000 (about US$73,000 at current exchange rates), making it the most expensive Hyundai ever. U.S. prices have not been released yet, but we expect it to start somewhere between $65,000 and $70,000.

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