Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 N eN1 Cup car brings extreme EV performance to the track

Hyundai's Ioniq 5 N eN1 Cup car brings extreme EV performance to the track

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is one of the most extreme EVs you can buy at the moment. With over 600 horsepower delivered to all four wheels, plus a plethora of drive modes that help you do everything from circuit racing to drifting, it’s a truly wild ride.

But it’s about to get even wilder. Meet the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 N eN1 Cup car. This is a lightweight, caged, and big-winged version of Hyundai’s rocket ship, tuned to such an extreme level that it isn’t even road legal. Yes, this one’s strictly for racing, and Hyundai is launching a focused racing series for the 5 N later this year.

Ahead of that, I headed to Korea to take it for a drive on a closed track. Inje Speedium is a tricky circuit with lots of elevation changes, and despite some inclement weather the Ioniq 5 N eN1 proved to be a masterful drive. And, at $100,000, for a track-ready machine, it’s surprisingly value-priced. Watch the video above for the full story.

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