Hyundai is preparing for the arrival of its Ioniq 5 N electric car. The Korean brand just released a video of the car, and it’s still camouflaged. But the main thing is there: You can hear the erratic noise of the engine, like that of a sporty petrol engine. Elevation: The car even simulates a gear change.
We know that Hyundai is preparing super sporty variants of its electric cars. It’s a bit like Kia with its EV6 GT for example. But Hyundai wants to go further than its cousin Kia. And for that, it relies on its “N” sport range not yet found in 100% electric models. The first will be the Hyundai Ioniq 5 which will have an N version. Impressive video.
In this YouTube video available below we see a prototype Hyundai Ioniq 5 N rushing At the famous Nürburgring. Does this name mean anything to you? This is normal, as many manufacturers are fighting to get the best time on this circuit. And in this mini-game, Tesla and Porsche shine with their electric models, the Tesla Model S Plaid and Porsche Taycan.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is noisy
But Hyundai is not out there on the toughest circuit in the world to try to pass these two giants. It’s more than just a tech demo, to highlight a very special aspect of the car: its noise. Yes, Hyundai Ioniq 5 N makes noise, even a lot of noise. Listen to yourself.
To make all the noise, the Korean manufacturer’s car includes speakers in the passenger compartment … but also outside. technology called N active sound +Something passers-by benefit from.
Electric car with fake gearbox
do you want more ? The car simulates gear shifts, both acoustically (we hear the engine shut down before it roars again), but also physically. It does seem that the car has stopped accelerating for a while. It’s the same idea that Toyota plans to incorporate into its future Lexus electric cars.
Remember, an electric car only has one gear, except in the case of the Porsche Taycan which has two gears. But the German car chooses the appropriate gear on its own, depending on the speed of the car. Hyundai has only one gear, but with a fake gearbox. technology called n electronic shift“.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N won’t be the first electric car to make a lot of noise outside the cabin. We can also mention the Abarth 500e (which we recently tried), as well as the electric Dodge Charger. Many electric cars activate a fake engine noise in the cabin, as if to reassure those nostalgic for petrol engines.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N will be unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed from July 13-16, 2023.
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