At Pikes Peak, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N will tackle a new record

At Pikes Peak, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N will tackle a new record

At the 102nd edition of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb next June, two production Hyundai Ioniq 5 Ns are set to break the record for the fastest production electric SUV/Crossover on the climb.

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a popular event for rally enthusiasts and racers alike. Managing to set a good time on this course is synonymous with performance, meaning good overall car balance, not to mention driver skill. And for a while now, Hyundai intends to push the boundaries of sports, especially with its electric car Ioniq 5 prove that electricity can sing effectively.

These are the two production versions of this new 100% electric model that will tackle nearly 20 kilometers of climbing Pikes Peak. These features, reminiscent of its German counterpart Nürburgring, are still impressive: starting line at 1,900 meters above sea level, finishing at more than 3,300 meters with 156 turns in between. It is not for nothing that he is called a nickname “Race to the Clouds”.

A real racing car

So to prove that his car is really fast, Hyundai plans to aim for the best time for the electric SUV/Crossover. The attempt will be made as part of the Pikes Peak International Mountain Climb next June. And the Korean manufacturer is not joking, it has already conducted tests in California last week with the aim of its future performance.

The wheels of the two Ioniq 5 Ns expected for this record will be handed over to driver Paul Dallenbach, eleven times winner of the event, and established the overall record in 1993, and the new employer, Ron Zaras, who is none other than the former ruler. of Hoonigan. In addition, considering the ADAC RAVENOL 24 hours of the Nürburgring on May 30, Two facelifted Ioniq 5 Ns will also debut alongside their production twins.

Developed in the extreme conditions of the Nordschleife, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N features technologies borrowed from the world rally championship. This includes design improvements, special axles and stronger brakes. All in the nearest car 641 horsepower, sprinting from 0 to 100 in just 3.25 seconds at an electronically limited top speed of 260 km/h.. In short, we can’t wait to see him in action…