Drift King Keiichi Tsuchiya is getting behind the wheel of the brand new Hyundai Ioniq 5 N on the World Time Assault Problem (WTAC).
Tsuchiya, the Japanese driver well-known for founding the primary skilled drift sequence, will put the Korean electrical automobile by way of its paces in a sequence of demonstration laps on the occasion.
The WTAC will run from September 1-2 at Sydney Motorsport Park.
It’s fairly a unique beast from the Toyota AE86s he’s famously hurtled round corners, however the Ioniq 5 N does include a function designed particularly for drifting.
The N Drift Optimiser is designed to assist keep the automobile’s drift angle.
“We’re thrilled Hyundai has determined to staff up with World Time Assault Problem for the Australian debut of Ioniq 5 N. With a 478kW output and the legendary Keiichi Tsuchiya on the wheel, the followers are in for an incredible demonstration,” mentioned WTAC CEO Ian Baker.
Along with Tsuchiya’s demonstrations and signing classes, Hyundai may even have shows on the occasion for its N TCR race automobile and its vary of N highway automobiles.
Hyundai house owners may even be capable of benefit from automobile well being checks.
The Ioniq 5 N will formally go on sale in Australia later this 12 months, with buyer deliveries commencing in early 2024.
It contains a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain with 448kW of energy and 740Nm of torque.
There’s additionally an ‘N Grin Enhance’ (NGB) operate that ups the outputs to 478kW and 770Nm for 10 seconds.
That is 48kW and 30Nm greater than the associated Kia EV6 GT, and 239kW and 165Nm greater than the dual-motor model of the common Ioniq 5.
Hyundai claims the Ioniq 5 N can do the 0-100km/h dash in 3.4 seconds when utilizing the NGB operate, and flat out you’ll be doing 260km/h.
These two electrical motors are fed by an 84kWh battery pack, which is the very best capability battery Hyundai has ever provided in an electrical automobile (EV).
The Ioniq 5 N has an 800V electrical structure and a most DC charging fee of 350kW. Hyundai claims when plugged right into a 350kW DC fast-charger the Ioniq 5 N can cost from 10 to 80 per cent in 18 minutes.
Along with the dual-electric motor powertrain, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N has plenty of totally different modes and capabilities that enables it to stay as much as Hyundai N’s three pillars – that or not it’s a ‘nook rascal’, have racetrack functionality, and but even be an ‘on a regular basis supercar’.
There’s an electronically managed limited-slip rear differential, specifically tuned energy steering, enhanced battery thermal administration system, battery chiller, launch management, in addition to the aforementioned drift mode.
The Ioniq 5 N additionally has a battery preconditioning operate that optimises the battery cells for ‘Drag’ or ‘Observe’ driving, in addition to an N Race mode that enables house owners to decide on between ‘Endurance’ or ‘Dash’ modes.
Hyundai N has given the Ioniq 5 N a so-called N Energetic Sound that’s designed to supply a “futuristic EV sound but in addition ICE-like engine and exhaust sounds”. There are totally different themes, with sound coming from a 10-speaker sound system – eight of those are inside, with the opposite two exterior.
This energetic sound operate is paired with an N e-shift operate that simulates an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with synthetic jolts between gears.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N comes with the “strongest” braking system the corporate has ever provided on a automobile. There are four-piston brake calipers on the entrance and single-piston caliper brake calipers on the rear.
Hyundai additionally has a specifically designed N Brake Regen operate that provides as much as 0.6G of decelerative drive by way of regenerative braking alone. Even underneath ABS activation the regenerative braking can nonetheless present a most of 0.2G decelerative drive.
On the skin the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is 80mm longer, 50mm wider, and 20mm decrease than the common Ioniq 5, with beauty adjustments together with energetic air flaps, a entrance splitter, a rear wing, and lashings of Hyundai N’s new spotlight color Luminous Orange.
The Ioniq 5 N rides on large 21-inch solid aluminium wheels wrapped in 275/35 R21 Pirelli P-Zero tyres.
Contained in the Ioniq 5 N receives a redesigned steering wheel that’s flanked by N buttons, which will be configured to activate particular drive modes. The N Grin Enhance button is on the steering wheel too.
One other spotlight of the Ioniq 5 N’s inside is the fastened centre console, that includes knee pads and shin helps, which has been optimised for observe driving.
There’s additionally a sliding armrest, cupholders, USB-C ports and a wi-fi charger on the centre console.
The Ioniq 5 N has entrance bucket seats which are 20mm decrease than the common mannequin’s seats and have strengthened bolsters. They’re completed in a black and Efficiency Blue two-tone design.
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