Hyundai Ioniq 5 Joins Single-Make Race Series

Ioniq 5 N to Race in 2021.

Hyundai will assess the innovative race abilities of their Ioniq 5 N within a specialized event in South Korea for next year. This competition, titled eN1 Cup, is receiving certain performance-based adjustments to promote equilibrium and aerodynamics.

One of the most significant aspects is the up to 551 pound weight reduction from its road-going sibling, the Ioniq 5N. Racers comprehend just how influential such a change could be on performance. Yet, all the specifics haven’t been revealed, though we do know that to chop down the heft, polycarbonate side and rear windows were installed.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 eN1 Cup vehicle is fitted with racing brake pads that are linked to six-piston calipers in the front and four-piston calipers towards the rear, an exclusive body kit plus a rear wing, in addition to 280/680R18 slick tires for racing. Its pillow ball suspension components and adjustable bits permit the ride height to decrease by up to 2.7 inches.

At the Hyundai N Festival in Australia earlier this month, no enhancements to the powertrain were elucidated during the electric car’s introduction. This street-driven version includes a dual-motor setup, providing 641 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque once engaging the N Grin Boost method. That system will be available for use while passing in the single model contest.

Motors are linked with a reproducing eight-velocity DCT transmission featuring N e-shift to emulate an Internal Combustion Engine driving practice. Additionally, every squad will be able to utilize the N Active Sound+ feature to generate a sound similar to that of a power unit, such as Dodge’s Charger Daytona SRT faux exhaust noise.

The security of the racecar is paramount, hence it equips a six-point, FIA-sanctioned roll cage with accompanying high-voltage disconnectors so that any disturbance in battery temperature may be immediately halted. Furthermore, an air jack lift has been installed for more convenient maintenance.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 eN1 Cup’s advancement is expected to be completed by February of 2024. The single-make series should launch, provided all goes as scheduled, in the month of May the same year.

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