We thought that Hyundai's N Division would give the Ioniq 5 the hot treatment shortly after it was shown at the start of the year, and now Autoevolution has some images of it, showing the hot EV on track. The Ioniq 5 N, which was spotted testing at the Nurburgring, does not appear to be that different from the normal model. It does, however, have larger wheels that revolve around upgraded brakes, and it also sits lower to the ground. It should be firmer than the standard Ioniq 5, and it may have adjustable dampers.
The Ioniq 5 N appears to fit the description; we expect it to arrive with beefed-up aesthetics, such as fender flares, more aggressive front, and back bumpers, and a larger wing connected to the top end of the tailgate. The N logo is likely to appear on the outside and interior.
Underneath, the same dual-motor with a combined 577 horsepower and 740 Nm of torque may provide power. The engine is believed to be the same as that found in the Kia EV6 GT. The hot EV is likely to come equipped with an all-wheel-drive and an electronic limited-slip differential. 0-100 kph acceleration is around 3.5 seconds as the car should be able to hit the top speed of 260 kph. The Kia has a 405km driving range when the 77.4 kWh battery is completely charged.
The next Hyundai N model is expected to be introduced in the following months.