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I Went For A Ride In The Hyundai IONIC 5 N, And Holy Crap It’s Fast!



Hyundai IONIC 5 N

While it’s hard to get excited about EVs, there’s been a lot of buzz around the Hyundai IONIC 5 N. So when I heard that they were offering ride-alongs at the New York Auto Show with a pro driver, I hightailed it to the test track (follow the sounds of screeching tires) and got in line.

Naturally, I wasn’t able to get the full experience here since it’s a rather small indoor track that limited our speeds, but over the course of four quick laps (emphasis on quick), I was absolutely blown away by this little EV’s performance.

For those of you who haven’t been following along, the Hyundai IONIC 5 N is the high-voltage N model, which delivers a maximum of 641 horsepower, a 0-60 time of about 3 seconds, and a top speed of 162 mph. Designed for the track, it’s equipped with a large rear diffuser, larger wheels, stickier tires, big brakes, wider fenders, and a racier front-end.

There’s even a dedicated drift mode that lets you hang out the back end, a simulated gearshift feature that replicates the feel of a shift when you pull the steering-wheel-mounted paddles, and a whole slew of tech goodies to dial in the car’s handling and performance.

With a starting price of $66,100, the Hyundai IONIC 5 N is considerably more expensive than the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT or Tesla Model Y Performance. But based on what I’ve seen, it’s WAY more performance oriented, and it just looks plain bad-ass to boot. I can’t wait to get some time behind the wheel of one so I can really see what it can do. Stay tuned!

Hyundai IONIC 5 N

Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, the definitive men's lifestyle blog, and he's one of the biggest car enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."

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