Ioniq 6 N and N Vision 74
Hyundai’s new electric athletes roam here
Ioniq 5 N, Ioniq 6 N and possibly also N Vision 74 – from 2023 Hyundai’s dynamic electric cars will already be even sportier. The new competition could be dangerous for the Porsche Taycan & Co.
Wolfgang Gommol and Raoul Scheinin
A prototype of the Ioniq 6 N with the Star Wars-like designation RN22e is already busy running test cycles on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring (D). As this rolling sports lab shares an E-GMP platform and drivetrain with the Ioniq 5, its technical data reveals the power with which the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is likely to enter the track from next year.
With a length of 4.91 meters and a battery of 77.4 kWh 4×4, the power is 585 hp (430 kW) and torque of 740 Nm and can reach a top speed of more than 250 km / h. So it is quite competitive against the Porsche Taycan and its colleagues. But the type of sports car is distinguished not only by longitudinal dynamics. Small athletes such as the Hyundai i20 N or i30 N impress today above all with their agility. This shouldn’t be any different with the purely electric Ioniq-N versions.
Advanced weight loss
However, Strömer’s weight is of course much higher. That’s why Hyundai uses 3D-printed parts to make the car lighter. In addition, the Koreans use a system with clutches for a more dynamic torque distribution. This has the advantage that you only need one electric motor per axle, which is fully compatible with the E-GMP platform. The system consists of an internal and external clutch that can effectively distribute torque to individual wheels. This makes a second electric motor for each hub unnecessary.
Since the higher vehicle weight must also slow down, four-piston brakes with powerful 400mm discs are used. Of course, stability is important, which is why test drives of the RN22e prototype vehicle are also carried out on the racetrack under the most difficult conditions. To improve brake cooling, the front spoiler and cooling ducts were improved on the prototypes. Regenerative brakes are used to improve cornering.
Hydrogen powered concept
Hyundai N-sportsman’s second concept car, the N Vision 74, allows us to look a little into the future: it visually pays tribute to the 1974 Hyundai Pony Coupé concept, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro (83). For the prototype, it was decorated with elements of Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo. A fuel cell engine with over 680 hp (500 kW) and 900 Nm torque is hidden under the attractive casing of the powerful rear spoiler. This means that the sports car with a 62.4 kWh battery and 4.2 kWh hydrogen tank can reach speeds of more than 250 km/h and travel more than 600 km.
It has not yet been decided whether the N Vision 74 concept will also be implemented in large-scale production. It will certainly be desirable and will certainly enrich the world of electric sports cars.