Hyundai N – Racing Towards Victory at Nürburgring and Pikes Peak

Hyundai N – Racing Towards Victory at Nürburgring and Pikes Peak

Hyundai N is gearing up for another exciting motorsport season with ambitions set on two prestigious events: the Nürburgring 24 Hours (N24) and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC). With a focus on innovation and performance, Hyundai N aims to continue its winning streak and break new ground with electric vehicles.

Nürburgring 24 Hours: Chasing a Fourth Consecutive Win
Hyundai N is returning to the Nürburgring Nordschleife for the N24, aiming for a fourth consecutive TCR class victory. The team will field three ELANTRA N TCR cars, showcasing the global reach of their motorsport program with drivers from Europe, North America, and China.

Key Details:

  • Team: Three-car TCR team
  • Cars: #830, #831, and #832 ELANTRA N TCR
  • Drivers:
    • #830: Mikel Azcona, Marc Basseng, Manuel Lauck
    • #831: Mason Filippi, Harry Gottsacker, Mark Wilkins, Bryson Morris
    • #832: Martin (Hongwei) Cao, Rainey He, Andy Yan, Zhang Zhen Dong

In addition to the TCR entries, the Hyundai Driving Experience team will compete in the VT2 Front-Wheel-Drive class with the i30 Fastback N, building on their success from the previous year.

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: Electric Innovation
At the N24 event, Hyundai also unveiled the IONIQ 5 N TA (Time Attack) Spec, a high-performance variant designed for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This marks Hyundai’s first electric entry into the grueling hill climb, targeting records in the Electric Production SUV/Crossover and Electric Modified SUV/Crossover categories.

Key Details:

  • Event: Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (June 23, 2024)
  • Car: IONIQ 5 N TA Spec
  • Performance:
    • Power: 687 PS
    • Battery: 84.0kWh
    • Max Charging Speed: 350 kW
  • Drivers:
    • IONIQ 5 N TA Spec: Robin Shute, Dani Sordo
    • IONIQ 5 N Production Models: Paul Dallenbach, Ron Zaras

The IONIQ 5 N TA Spec features software-tuned motors for increased output, enhanced aerodynamics, and motorsport-specific modifications to handle the challenging conditions of Pikes Peak.

Collaboration with Gran Turismo
Hyundai N is also partnering with Gran Turismo, the popular sim-racing video game franchise. This collaboration will include various sim-racing activities and PPIHC participation, enhancing the digital motorsport experience for fans worldwide.

Visitors to Hyundai’s N24 booth can experience:

  • 10 Gran Turismo simulators
  • On-site competition events during N24

IONIQ 5 N TA Spec Technical Specifications

  • PE System:
    • Motor: Up to 687 PS (through software tuning)
    • Battery: 84.0kWh
    • Inverter: Silicon carbide two-stage inverter
  • Charging System:
    • 800V, 400V multi-charging system
    • Maximum charging speed: 350 kW
    • Charge time: 10-80% in 18 minutes (under optimal conditions)
  • Chassis:
    • Three-way adjustable dampers
    • Ride height and camber adjustable
  • Exterior:
    • eN1 body with PPIHC-specific aerodynamic package
  • Wheels:
    • 18-inch 11J forged racing wheels
  • Tires:
    • 18-inch Yokohama ADVAN 005 slick tires
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Six-piston racing calipers, racing pads
    • Rear: Four-piston racing calipers, racing pads

Hyundai N’s commitment to motorsport innovation continues to drive their success on the track and beyond, making them a formidable force in both traditional and electric racing arenas.

Source: Hyundai
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