Hyundai’s High-Performance Ioniq 5 N EV Comes With Fake Engine Noise

The Ioniq 5 N debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N

Hyundai’s latest EV is meant for tearing it up on the track, complete with fake engine noises and mock gear shifting. Hyundai finally debuted its Ioniq 5 N at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, showing off an upgraded Ioniq 5 that includes a ton of race-oriented features like launch control, drive modes, and a boost button.

Hyundai added also added its N Active Sound+ And N e-shift features that generate fake engine noises and simulate eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The 10-speaker system mimics ignition, cornering, and acceleration noises, while the mock transmission creates a jolt in between shifts. Hyundai says it’s for more driver feedback, even if it’s a little unnecessary in an EV.

The Ioniq 5 N tops out at around 161 mph.


Toyota is also exploring the same kind of simulation for its future EVs, and Dodge incorporated it into its conceptual muscle car.


The Ioniq 5 N will top out at 260 km/h, or around 161 mph. Hyundai put in two electric motors, giving the souped-up Ioniq 5 a max output of 448 kW, or around 600 horsepower. With the N Grin Boost activated, the Ioniq 5 N goes from 0 to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and is boosted to 478 kW or 641 horsepower for 10 seconds.

Hyundai didn’t put out range numbers for the Ioniq 5 N yet, but says it can charge from 10 to 80 percent in 18 minutes charging at 350 kW. The Ioniq 5 N has a larger 84 kWH battery, which could translate to a longer range than the standard Ioniq 5 models that get up to an EPA-estimated 303 mile-range.

Hyundai built the Ioniq 5 N with a max output of 448 kW, which can be boosted to 478 kW for 10 seconds.



Beyond the upgraded specs, Hyundai included a ton of features in the Ioniq 5 N to make track day more enjoyable. The N Battery Pre-conditioning lets you choose between Drag of Track modes and will optimize the battery’s temperature accordingly. The N Race feature lets you further adjust the Ioniq 5 N’s performance with a choice between Endurance or Sprint modes. There’s even N Launch Control that adjusts the EV’s traction levels for the fastest possible start.

Hyundai updated the Ioniq 5’s exterior with a wing-type spoiler at the back and lowered the Ioniq 5 N 20 millimeters. The Ioniq 5 N is also wider to fit its Pirelli P-Zero tires and longer to accommodate a larger diffuser.

Even the interior of the Ioniq 5 N contributes to its racing DNA.


The interior is designed to match the Ioniq 5 N’s track-oriented design since it has a center console with knee pads, shin support, and a sliding armrest. It’s still fine as a daily driver though since it offers USB-C chargers, a wireless charger, and cupholders. It even features Hyundai’s Vehicle-to-Load charging which lets you charge things like an e-bike, camping gear, or appliances even if it’s turned off.


The Ioniq 5 N may have made its debut, but we still don’t have any release dates or pricing yet. Hyundai says it will announce range estimates when it launches the Ioniq 5 N, which is likely when we’ll get more precise details. Considering the most expensive Ioniq 5 trim starts at $52,600, we’re expecting this racing-oriented version to cost substantially more.

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