Keiichi Tsuchiya: Skeptical of Electric Future?”
The remarkable Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is currently the best electric car you can find. It strikes a matchless harmony between agility, power, and entertainment that no other e-vehicle can quite rival – enabling for an experience that feels like driving a gasoline-fueled car via a simulated paddle shift set-up. But don’t just take my word for it, have a listen to Keiichi Tsuchiya, the authentic “Drift King”.
Professional photographer Larry Chen was welcomed to Sydney Motorsport Park in Australia to capture Tsuchiya as he ascended into the driving seat for the very first time to put the Ioniq 5 N through its paces. Despite not having a manual clutch or hydraulic handbrake, he professed that drifting the dynamic electric SUV was quite simple due to the car’s devoted drift setting. In addition, Tsuchiya alluded to Chen how the automobile’s hefty curb weight facilitates transitioning the body weight and sends it into a sideways posture.
We are granted an impressive amount of enchanting footage as Chen captures Tsuchiya appear to vaporize the tires when executing countless drifts over Sydney Motorsport Park’s wide curves. When the Drift King wholeheartedly approves, we understand that this vehicle is sure to be thrilling.
Chen was blessed with the opportunity to get a feel for the Ioniq 5 N, but he was quickly taken aback when the hefty tonnage tipped him off balance and sent him in a roundabout, sailing off the track, lightly bumping up against a wall. Fortunately, only his dignity endured any injury while, fortunately, the vehicle itself was limited to some scratches. Such is life; it can happen to anyone!