Hyundai Ioniq 5 N leaves Lamborghini and Porsche eating dust in drag race

Max McDee, 27 May 2024

In an electrifying display of power and performance, Hyundai's latest all-electric model, the Ioniq 5 N, has shattered expectations and left traditional performance SUVs scrambling to catch up. A drag race hosted by Hagerty pitted the Ioniq 5 N against some of the fastest SUVs on the market, including the 657 hp Lamborghini Urus Performante and the Porsche Macan GTS, with shocking results.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N leaves Lamborghini and Porsche eating dust in drag race

The Ioniq 5 N, Hyundai's most powerful vehicle to date, boasts an impressive 641 horsepower and a range of track-ready features, making it a decent contender against the internal combustion engine titans. In a stunning upset, the Ioniq 5 N dominated the competition, leaving the Lamborghini, Porsche, Jaguar F-Pace SVR, and Maserati Grecale Trofeo trailing behind.

Equipped with a modified E-GMP platform, rear e-LSD, electronically-controlled suspension, and N Grin Boost, the Ioniq 5 N embodies Hyundai N's commitment to performance. Its track-focused design includes a glossy black front bumper, lower grille, and rear spoiler, all engineered to optimize airflow and maximize performance.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N leaves Lamborghini and Porsche eating dust in drag race

The Ioniq 5 N's aggressive stance is further enhanced by a lower, wider body and larger wheel and tire combo. At the same time, its redesigned front and rear suspension deliver a focused driving experience. Inside, the EV boasts a racing-inspired cockpit featuring N bucket sports seats, a unique steering wheel, and an N-exclusive center console.

In the drag race, the Ioniq 5 N's lightning-fast acceleration proved to be the deciding factor. With a 0 to 60 mph time of just 3.0 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 11.1 seconds, the Ioniq 5 N comfortably outpaced its rivals, including the Lamborghini Urus Performante, which managed 3.1 seconds and 11.6 seconds, respectively. Even more remarkable was the fact that the Ioniq 5 N achieved this feat while being considerably more affordable than the Urus Performante, with a starting price of $66,100 in the US, compared to the Lamborghini's eye-watering $269,885.

Hagerty's host perfectly summed up the Ioniq 5 N's victory: "If you don't think electric vehicles are resetting the world order, well, now's your chance." Hyundai's electric sports car has proven that EVs can compete with, and even surpass, the performance of traditional ICE-powered sports cars.


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  • Anonymous

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Hyundai is not only fast in a strait line. It is also fast on a track in terms of coolong,handling and braking,too.



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