IONIQ 5 N TA Spec, Hyundai N's weapon to tackle Pikes Peak

Hyundai N presented the IONIQ 5 N TA Spec, the car for the brand's first participation in more than 30 years at Pikes Peak.

Published on 31/05/2024 à 18:22

Gonzalo Forbes

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IONIQ 5 N TA Spec, Hyundai N's weapon to tackle Pikes Peak

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« See you in the clouds, » announced Hyundai last March when formalizing his big return to Pikes Peak (June 23) after more than a decade (last participation in 2012 with Rhys Millen on a Hyundai Genesis Coupe). At the time, the South Korean manufacturer had confirmed three of its four drivers with Paul Dallenbach, eleven-time winner of the race and record holder of the event in 1993, Robin Shute, four-time winner and current title holder, and Dani Sordo . We also knew that the entered model, operated in association with Bryan Herta Autosport, would be electric. But nothing since. Until May 31.

Hyundai took advantage of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, where three Elentra N TCRs are entered, to officially lift the veil on its car for the 2024 edition of Pikes Peak. Thus appeared the IONIQ 5 N TA (Time Attack) Spec, two examples of which are expected on the American hill climb. These will be entrusted to Robin Shute and Dani Sordo. Paul Dallenbach will be on one of the two production IONIQ 5 Ns while Ron Zaras will pick up the second.

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N TA (Time Attack) Spec

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On the technical side, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 N TA (Time Attack) Spec is equipped with an electric motor developing the equivalent of 687 hp with an 84kWh battery.

Hyundai also announced a partnership with the video game Gran Turismo for various sim racing activities, including Pikes Peak.

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Gonzalo Forbes

In charge of promotion formulas (F2, F3, FRECA, F4...). Carried by the grace of Franco Colapinto.

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