The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N electric car is scheduled to enter competition next year.

Hyundai’s Most Powerful Electric Car to Compete in South Korea Racing Championship

Hyundai has announced that the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5N, the most powerful road-going Hyundai ever built and the company’s first high-performance electric car, will compete in a one-make racing championship in South Korea next year. The news was revealed during a customer event in South Korea, where images of the eN1 Cup, based on the Ioniq 5N, were displayed to the public.

The eN1 Cup is expected to feature a wider body than its showroom counterpart, with more aggressive bumpers, a tall rear spoiler, and center-locking racing wheels. While the road-going Ioniq 5N weighs around two tonnes due to its large battery, the eN1 Cup is reported to be 200-250kg lighter, thanks to the use of polycarbonate side and rear windows, removal of the interior, and the installation of an FIA-approved six-point roll cage in place of the rear seats.

In addition to the weight reduction, the eN1 Cup will feature 18-inch wheels paired with slick racing tires, six-piston brake calipers on the front axle, four-piston calipers on the rear axle, and an adjustable racing suspension that will lower the race car’s ride height by 50-70mm. It will also be equipped with an air jack system, allowing pit crews to easily lift the vehicle during pit stops to change tires.

Furthermore, the eN1 Cup will include a special set of artificial driving sounds called Hyundai’s N Active Sound+, which racing teams will reportedly be able to customize. It is not known whether the eN1 Cup will have more power than the road-going Ioniq 5N, which is equipped with dual 478 kW and 740 Nm electric motors, enabling it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 260 km/h.

Hyundai is expected to complete development of the Ioniq 5N eN1 in February 2024, with a full unveiling to follow. The one-make racing series based on the eN1 Cup is set to launch in South Korea in May 2024. The Hyundai Ioniq 5N eN1 is likely to make a significant impact on the electric car racing scene, bringing Hyundai to the forefront of high-performance electric vehicle technology.

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