> Possible hot N version of Hyundai's Ioniq 5 spotted
> Lower ride height, upgraded brakes
> Could get powerful battery and motor from Kia EV6
> Likely to be revealed in 2022
It's what looks like a hot version of the Hyundai Ioniq5 EV.
Hyundai has seen success with the hot N versions of its i30 family hatch and i20 small car, and there has been an extremely positive reaction to its concept car-like Ioniq 5 EV.
The Ioniq 5 looks superb, has a decent range and is sensibly priced, winning it many fans. The thought of an Inoiq 5 N is therefore a very exciting one.
We can see from these images that Hyundai is testing this mule a The Ring with lowered suspension and upgraded brakes. There looks to be wider tyres fitted too, forcing slightly winder wheel arches.
Nothing is confirmed when it comes to battery and motors, but the current most powerful Ioniq 5 gets a 73kWh battery, a motor on each axle and 305hp.
However, Kia recently revealed specs for its EV6, and the most powerful version of that car, the GT, produces 585hp via a 77kWHh battery and a motor on each axle.
The EV6 GT can hit 62mph from a standstill in just 3.5 seconds and go on to 163mph. Its range (if driven carefully) is 316 miles.
So, it'd make sense for sister-brand Hyundai to draw upon this tech and fit it to the Ioniq 5 N, making it the most powerful Hyundai on sale by some margin.
We don't have confirmed dates for when an Ioniq 5 N might go on sale, but we expect it to be revealed next year in 2022.
There are no confirmed prices for an Ioniq 5 N yet, but given the most expensive Ioniq 5 costs £48,000 and the Kia EV6 GT costs £58,000, we'd wager an Ioniq 5 N would cost the thick end of £60,000 when it goes on sale.