Hyundai is making waves once again with its latest endeavor, the not-so-secret-anymore Ioniq 6 N. While the Ioniq 5 N has just hit the streets, rumors are swirling about the next Hyundai high-performance car, set to arrive as early as 2025. According to a report from Australian magazine Drive, the Ioniq 6 N is gearing up to outshine its crossover sibling, promising even more power and excitement for EV enthusiasts.
The Ioniq 6 N will feature a dual-motor setup, more powerful than the 650 hp of the Ioniq 5 N. While torque figures remain a mystery for now, it’s worth noting that the Ioniq 5 N already boasts an impressive 739 Nm of torque. If speculations hold true, the Ioniq 6 N might even outpace the high-riding model, which sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds.
Furthermore, the Ioniq 6 N is tipped to bring some reduction in weight. A regular dual-motor variant is estimated to shed about 27 kg compared to the Ioniq 5 with all-wheel drive and a larger 77.4-kWh battery. This weight reduction hints at an even lower center of gravity, thanks to the sedan’s sleek and aerodynamic design.
The Ioniq 6 N’s arrival is not entirely out of left field. Last year, Hyundai unveiled the RN22e concept, which was described as a sneak peek into the future of EV performance. Packing 577 horsepower, the RN22e matched the Kia EV6 GT, another electrifying contender. The RN22e served as a testing ground for high-performance applications of the E-GMP platform, showcasing Hyundai’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of electric performance.
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