Hyundai Ioniq 5 N confirmed to easily surpass the quick i30 N in terms of performance
The South Korean automaker Hyundai is not just a frontrunner in the rapidly growing EV market, but the brand has also built a reputation in motorsports over the years thanks to smallish sports cars like the well-known Veloster N. The company focuses on further pursuing this path in the upcoming age of electric mobility, which is why it has now revealed some new information regarding the highly anticipated Hyundai Ioniq 5 N.
In a recent interview with the Australian car magazine Drive, the head of the N performance division, Albert Biermann, commented on the performance of the aforementioned Hyundai Ioniq 5 N. To be more precise, he asserted that electric will be "much faster" than the fairly capable Hyundai i30 N, whose top version can put 276 horsepower on the road and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 5.4 seconds. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N should easily surpass these numbers, but according to Biermann, the exact horsepower figure has yet to be determined, although it should fall somewhere in the range between 580 and 620 hp.
Since the performance variant of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 will probably be very similar to the Kia EV6 GT from a technical perspective, a peak output of about 577 hp and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in around 3.5 seconds seems plausible. However, Biermann also indicated that the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N does not necessarily focus on pure performance, but mostly on driving pleasure and decent handling. The sporty electric car will also feature an all-wheel drive system, and prices will likely start at more than US$60,000 since the slower GT-Line trim of the Kia EV6 already costs at least US$57,695 in the US.