The fastest and most powerful Kia model is now an electric vehicle. The Kia EV6 GT is not just the new range topping model for the EV6 range, it’s also the company’s new halo sports model.
A front motor delivers 160kW, paired with a rear motor that pumps out 270kW. Combined, the fully electric drivetrain produces 430kW and 740Nm, good for a 0-100km/h sprint time of just 3.5 seconds, en route to a top speed of 260km/h.
This level of performance places the Kia EV6 GT in the same league as sports EV like the Tesla Model 3 Performance and BMW iX.
To prove that, what’s better than putting the EV6 GT through its paces at the notorious Nurburgring circuit? YouTuber L’argus has done just that, with the action captured on video for our enjoyment.
The lap wasn’t perfect, but from those speeds that the EV6 GT managed to do around the bends and on the straights, the new Kia EV flagship can no doubt give the Model 3 Performance a run for its money.
The Kia EV6 GT features a GT body design with green brake callipers and 21-inch wheels wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tyres. The sports tuned suspension features electronically controlled damping to maximise driving comfort and handling balance, while an electronic limited slip differential (e-LSD) at the rear axle improves launching and cornering performance.
There’s also a Drift Mode which when activated sends 100% of torque to the rear wheels to easily achieve sideways drifting with small steering angle. When exiting a corner, power can be distributed to the front wheels again to improve acceleration.