Ioniq 5 N vs. Urus: Electric Dominance on the Drag Strip

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Ioniq 5 N vs. Urus
Ioniq 5 N vs. Urus

Hyundai’s most potent series-production vehicle is, unsurprisingly, an electric sport utility vehicle. Engineered for driving pleasure rather than record-breaking performances, the Ioniq 5 N exhibits remarkable acceleration. Thomas and James from Throttle House pitted this spirited crossover against a performance-oriented SUV of similar weight, and unsurprisingly, the Ioniq 5 N effortlessly outpaced the Urus.

The Urus featured in the comparison, a pre-facelift model from Dunville Autodrome in Ontario, boasts a robust 4.0L twin-turbo V8 generating 641 horsepower and 626 pound-feet (850 Nm) of torque. Weighing 4,844 pounds (2,197 kilograms), it utilizes a ZF 8HP torque-converter automatic, offering a higher top speed compared to the Ioniq 5 N at 305 kilometers per hour (161 mph).

In contrast, the Ioniq 5 N weighs 4,861 pounds (2,205 kilograms) and typically produces 601 horsepower and 545 pound-feet (740 Nm) from its dual-motor setup.

Ioniq 5 N vs. Urus
Ioniq 5 N vs. Urus

Unlike traditional transmissions, it lacks a rear-end transmission, similar to the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT Weissach Package, which also reaches speeds over 305 kph (190 mph).

During a hot lap at Dunville Autodrome’s 1.375-mile circuit (2.2 kilometers), the Ioniq 5 N showcased its agility, clocking a commendable time of approximately 1 minute and 12 seconds. This places it between the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and the Tesla Model S Plaid, emphasizing its remarkable performance capabilities, especially considering its weight and electric drivetrain.

Impressively, as the N division’s inaugural performance EV, the Ioniq 5 N sets a high standard. While its closest counterpart, the Kia EV6 GT, offers slightly more power for MY2025, both models provide exhilarating performance despite modest driving ranges.

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