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The Kia EV6 GT drag race

Dec 10, 2021

The Kia EV6 breaks new ground on EV performance

Everyone knows that electric vehicles (EVs) are eco-friendly, but some people think that performance is compromised compared to internal combustion engine (ICE) cars. But is this really true?

EV6 GT, the range-topping trim of the EV6 lineup, has proven its groundbreaking performance as an EV with dynamic acceleration comparable to many of today‘s sports cars.

The Kia EV6 GT vs. five exotic sports cars drag race

At the starting line stand six cars. The Kia EV6 GT and five exotic sports cars. Ignition is engaged, drivers are ready.
3, 2, 1, and go!

The drivers gun it, each aiming for maximum speed. They accelerate. One breaks away from the pack. It‘s the Kia EV6 GT, the only EV among the six.
How could EV6 GT outperform these sports cars off the line? Here‘s the story.

Not just an eco-friendly hero. An electrified speedster!

Question marks always follow the emergence of new things. The same goes for EVs. However, the time has come to erase doubts about the performance of zero emission vehicles. They can produce some seriously powerful acceleration, which is what makes them so fun to drive. Car enthusiasts are especially thrilled about how fast EVs can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h, which is a good way to measure a car‘s overall performance.

So why are EVs so good when it comes to acceleration? In an ICE vehicle, generating power requires burning fuel, which takes time. But time matters when it comes to speed! EVs are equipped with electric motors and batteries that can instantaneously deliver power. This makes the EV not just an eco-friendly, zero-emissions standout, but an electrified speedster with immediate power on tap.

Thanks to some innovative technologies, the Kia EV6 GT has reached sports car-level performance – it can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 260km/h.

Inspiring performance over speed

As Kia‘s first dedicated EV, EV6 represents a new era of electrification emboldened by Kia‘s brand belief, “Movement inspires ideas”. EV6 itself was developed as a source of inspiration for movement, harnessing our passion for creating exciting electric performance for drivers by adding more dynamics to their driving experience. Among all versions of EV6, the EV6 GT trim is the icing on the cake, reflecting the extra challenges of bringing out exhilarating performance.

Driving is a movement that inspires us every day, allowing us to move freely and be inspired by new places and new people. An exciting driving experience can help the creativity unfold. Even beyond speed and power, the movement found in driving can be a source of emotional inspiration for anyone.