Technology Hyundai N: N(a) finally

Technology Hyundai N: N(a) finally

Hyundai N Technology
Well finally

Two powerful RN22e and N Vision 74

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Hyundai N goes electric. A more powerful version of the Ioniq 5 will debut next year. The Ioniq 6 N model as a competitor to the Taycan is already being tested and should enter the convertible ring by 2024 at the latest. And the powerful hydrogen car is also already doing its pilot tests.

In fact, it was only a matter of time before the Koreans put the N symbol on electricity. Now it’s official. Next year there will be an N version of the Ioniq 5. The top Stromer variant with all-wheel drive and 239 kW / 325 hp is underpowered and powerfully convincing. Now the N version is to take full advantage of this potential and compete with the Porsche Taycan from next year. Almost a year later, the Ioniq 6 N completes the powerful E duo.

A model of the Ioniq 6 N with the name Star Wars RN22e is already undergoing its tests. Since this rotating laboratory shares the E-GMP platform and drivetrain with the Ioniq 5, the technical data already gives an idea of ​​how much power the Ioniq 5 N wants to enter the ring with. The 4.91 meter long car has a wheel drive of 430 kW / 585 hp, 740 Newton meters of torque and reaches a top speed of more than 250 km / h. So quite the competition. Power comes from a familiar 77.4 kilowatt-hour battery.

However, the difference in car sports is not only characterized by longitudinal dynamics. Cars like the Hyundai i30 N and i20 N are very impressive when it comes to agility. In fact, this should not be different from the versions of the Ioniq N. However, the weight of the electric car is greater. That’s why engineers use parts from a 3D printer to make the car lighter. In addition, the Koreans use a two-button vectoring system to enhance dynamics. This has the advantage that you only need one electric motor per axle, which is fully compatible with the E-GMP platform. The system includes an internal and external clutch that can distribute torque perfectly to individual wheels. This makes the second electric motor superfluous.

Since this mass also has to be reduced, four-piston brakes and powerful 400 mm discs are used. Stability is a big issue, which is why the RN22e is race-tested under the toughest conditions. Brake cooling is also on the test bench, which should be better to prevent fading. That is why the front splitter and cooling channels have been improved in the prototypes. Regenerative brakes are used to improve cornering.

The second model, named Hyundai N Vision 74, pays homage to the 1974 Hyundai Pony Coupe concept, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. It is decorated with features of the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo from 2015. A fuel cell drive with more than 500 kW / 680 hp and a torque of 900 Nm is hidden under a beautiful shell and a powerful rear wing. The fuel cell manages 85 kW / 116 PS (maximum 95 kW / 129 PS). The battery has a capacity of 62.4 kWh and the hydrogen tanks hold 4.2 kg. This means that the bolide has a top speed of more than 250 km / h and has a range of more than 600 km. In the Hyundai N Vision 74, two electric motors provide rear wheel drive and thus enable active torque vectoring through control target of the respective electric motor. It will be exciting to see if and how this concept will be implemented for series production. We wish.

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