The upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5 N ‘hot’ EV will help you drift better

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N EV is due to make its official debut in July this year. But before that, the company has now released a new teaser video showcasing the electric hot-“hatch” playing in -30 °C snow.

You can check out the full video below, which includes copious amounts of gratuitous slow-mo drift shots of the camouflaged Hyundai Ioniq 5 N alongside the i20 N WRC Rally 1 car. Aside from the video, the Korean carmaker has also provided some additional interesting tidbits for the performance-focused EV to get us even more excited ahead of its official reveal.

The first of those is the N Drift Optimiser, which, according to Hyundai, can help “drivers of all skill levels to enjoy drifting… with particular care for drivers who are entering the sport of drifting for the first time”. Well, guess we can probably be the judge of that.

In Hyundai’s own words, the N Drift Optimiser “integrates the front and rear torque distribution, torque rate, suspension stiffness, steering effort, and the e-LSD (electronic limited slip differential) system” to create a dedicated drift mode for the car.

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The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is also going to be equipped with something called N Torque Distribution, which works with the e-LSD to distribute power to “all four wheels in varying ratios”, depending on the drive mode. The N Torque Distribution system and e-LSD are also specifically designed to handle the instantaneous torque delivery of an EV, and will supposedly work well no matter on track, through the twisty backroads, or “even in extreme low friction conditions”.

Indeed, the upcoming Ioniq 5 N will be Hyundai N’s first production vehicle equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD). The marque has previously only utilised AWD on its WRC race cars, and that is why the i20 N WRC rally car was also brought to the Ioniq 5’s test sessions at the frozen lakes of Arjeplog, Sweden.

“Just as our N models are honed at the sharp corners of the Nürburgring, our N models are also honed at the sharp corners and icy surfaces of our proving ground in Arjeplog, ensuring maximum performance in the most extreme winter conditions,” said Hyundai N Brand Management and Motorsports Vice President, Till Wartenberg

“We’re proud to demonstrate the Ioniq 5 N perfectly meets our broad performance criteria, ensuring N Brand success as our first EV production N model.” As we move ever closer to the scheduled launch date of the Ioniq 5 N, expect Hyundai to show off more of the car – probably without its disguise – in the coming months.

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