In a new era for the Korean automaker, Kia is launching its fastest production vehicle to date: the 576 hp EV6 GT. The new GT EV6 will be available in showrooms from the end of this year.
Kia is following in the footsteps of its parent company Hyundai with its latest electric version. But this isn’t just any new electric vehicle from Kia. This EV is a monster.
With 576 hp, the Kia EV6 GT accelerates from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 261 km/h. In fact, according to an independent test by AMCI, the The EV6 GT beat a Ferrari Roma and a Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder under acceleration.
To handle this kind of performance, the new EV supercar is equipped with a twin-motor e-AWD powertrain that drives all four wheels.
The 77.4kWh battery powers a 160kW front motor and a 270kW rear motor for a total of 576 horsepower and 546 pounds of torque. For comparison, a Ferrari Roma has around 561 pounds of torque.
Kia’s new EV also features 15-inch front and 14.2-inch disc brakes with four-piston front calipers, a stiffened chassis and electrically controlled suspension for optimal performance.
The EV6 GT stands on 21-inch wheels, while the exterior includes neon accents. Inside, Kia goes for a sporty feel with racing-style bucket seats and a neon green dashboard.
Kia EV6 GT Source: Kia
Kia’s EV6 GT takes electric power up a notch
Kia went all out with the EV6 GT. The Korean automaker offers several driving modes, including GT driving mode, My Drive mode and Drift mode, in addition to the standard options (Eco, Normal, Sport and Snow).
GT driving mode improves the car’s performance by optimizing the engines, brakes, steering, suspension and traction.
Steven Center, COO and EVP of Kia America, spoke highly of the automaker’s new chapter, saying:
The EV6 GT heralds the next chapter in the Plan S electrification story for Kia, surpassing the exciting performance and effortless drivability of the EV6 beyond all expectations.
Getting closer to our zero-emission tailpipe goals has never been so exciting.
Perhaps most importantly, Kia’s new EV model includes 800V DC fast charging capabilities that can charge the battery by 10 to 80% in under 18 minutes.
The Kia EV6 GT will hit dealerships in the fourth quarter when it goes on sale nationwide. The prices will be announced before the start. Kia said all EV6 GT buyers will receive a 1,000 kWh charge credit at Electrify America stations.
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