Hyundai has just revealed the new 2025 Ioniq 5 N at the 2023 L.A. Auto Show, marking the first time we've seen this high-performance EV in U.S.-spec form. While we've already learned the basic specs and driven the Ioniq 5 N on the racetrack, we're now diving into the details of this new model that will arrive at U.S. dealerships in March 2024.
The 2025 Ioniq 5 N is the first electrified model to wear Hyundai's high-performance N badge, but the performance division promises there will be future electrified models to follow.
With dual electric motors providing 641 horsepower, the Ioniq 5 N is significantly more powerful than the 320-hp dual-motor standard model.
The Ioniq 5 N comes with N-specific brakes with 15.8-inch front rotors and 14.2-inch rear rotors. Hyundai claims it is the company's most powerful braking system to date.
Hyundai claims that the Ioniq 5 N boasts a higher resistance to heat when driving on the track, meaning the electric motors are less prone to power loss.
The exterior adds many design-enhancing elements, such as contrasting black trim and a wing-type rear spoiler.
The Ioniq 5 N is 0.8 inch lower, 2 inches wider, and 3.2 inches longer than the standard Ioniq 5.
While it has a single-speed direct-drive transmission like the standard model, the N's "e-shift" feature is meant to simulate the feel of an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission in an ICE vehicle, including rev-matched downshifts and fake shift noises.
Hyundai aims to up the engagement factor with the e-shift and N Active Sound+ to create more ICE-like engine sounds.
The IONIQ 5 N has an interior optimized for track driving: the center console has knee pads meant to provide support during cornering, and there's also a sliding armrest and reinforced seat bolsters to maintain the driver's position.
The newly designed N steering wheel features the N logo for the very first time along with N buttons to set your desired customizable drive mode.
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