Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 N eN1 Cup Car Launch

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Hyundai Motor Company has officially introduced the IONIQ 5 N eN1 Cup car, a beacon of innovation in electric vehicle (EV) racing, at the Hyundai N Festival’s practice round. This car, evolving from the IONIQ 5 N, embodies a sustainable approach to high-performance racing with its array of motorsport-specific enhancements and durable design for the track.

Key Highlights:

  • Unveiling of the IONIQ 5 N eN1 Cup Car: A milestone in EV racing, presented at the Hyundai N Festival.
  • Motorsport Upgrades and Durability: Features include slick tires, a redesigned body kit, and various lightweight measures for improved circuit performance.
  • Hyundai N Festival Introduces EV Racing: Launching the eN1 class as a platform for teams to explore next-generation EV motorsports.

“We are incredibly proud to unveil the IONIQ 5 N eN1 Cup car, demonstrating our commitment to sustainable racing,” stated Till Wartenberg, Vice President and Head of N Brand & Motorsport.

The IONIQ 5 N eN1 Cup Car in Detail: The vehicle leverages the same robust power electronics system as its production counterpart, including a motor with up to 650 PS output and an 84.0 kWh battery. Designed for the track, it also boasts a high downforce motorsport aero kit, safety features in line with FIA standards, and an innovative charging system for rapid power recovery.

Enhancements for Circuit Performance:

  • Slick Tires and Body Kit: For superior handling and aerodynamics.
  • Lightweight Measures: Including forged wheels and polycarbonate windows.
  • Safety Measures: Such as roll cages and racing bucket seats for maximum protection.

Technological Advancements:

  • N e-Shift and N Active Sound+: For an engaging racing experience.
  • N Grin Boost and Battery Preconditioning: To maximize performance and efficiency on the track.

Fostering Motorsport Culture in Korea: Hyundai Motor’s commitment extends beyond just manufacturing; through the Hyundai N Festival, it aims to nurture Korea’s motorsport scene, offering a trial ground for EV racing innovation. This initiative not only showcases Hyundai’s dedication to sustainable racing but also sets a benchmark for future EV motorsports globally.

About Hyundai Motor Company: With a history dating back to 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is a global entity committed to advancing ‘Progress for Humanity’. Embracing a future of smart mobility solutions, Hyundai is at the forefront of developing zero-emission vehicles to ensure a sustainable world for future generations.

The IONIQ 5 N eN1 Cup car’s launch underlines Hyundai Motor’s ambitious stride towards redefining racing dynamics and supporting the evolution of EV motorsports on a global scale.

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