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Dynamic debut set for very quick EV6 GT: Kia’s most powerful car

Kia has revealed that the UK’s Goodwood Competition of Pace would be the first place its EV6 GT will probably be seen in movement.

To not be confused with the 2022 Kia EV6 GT-Line, the EV6 GT is the top-performance model of the EV6, and it’s attributable to ship 576 hp from a higher-output propulsion system, amounting to a 0-60 mph time of lower than 3.5 seconds. The mannequin may even embrace a GT-Mode efficiency configuration, plus an digital limited-slip differential.

That’s considerably higher than the roughly 4.6-second 0-60 mph time that present dual-motor all-wheel-drive variations alreay ship. And even the single-motor rear-wheel-drive variations really feel lots fast, we predict, at someplace beneath seven seconds to 60.

With that, the EV6 GT ought to be a powerful rival for the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, in addition to the Tesla Model Y Performance—even higher if it manages to tug off its efficiency and not using a large dent to the EV6’s EPA vary ranking, which presently stands at 274 miles for dual-motor AWD fashions. It’s anticipated to hold over the identical 77.4-kwh battery pack.

Kia EV6 GT (Euro-spec)

Kia EV6 GT (Euro-spec)

In real-world driving, we’ve been impressed by the EV6’s potential to return well over 200 miles of range in either of its versions—though we suspect that AWD variations would possibly even do higher in some damp and chilly circumstances attributable to their inclusion of a warmth pump. Kia hasn’t but detailed tech specs for the GT, so we’re unsure if that’s a part of the bundle. 

Goodwood is a vintage-racing mainstay and partly serves as a celebration of the evolution of motorsports, whereas lately some reveals have seemed forward to the longer term. The EV6 will probably be proven all through the weekend as a part of an Electrical Avenue show—and with professional rally driver Jade Paveley on the wheel. 

Kia EV6 GT (Euro-spec)

Kia EV6 GT (Euro-spec)

It is not the one EV that will probably be making a debut at Goodwood. Polestar earlier this week introduced that its Polestar 5 flagship may even make an in-motion debut on the occasion.

Pricing and positioning of the EV6 GT for the U.S. hasn’t but been confirmed, however it’s anticipated later this yr. The present U.S. lineup for the EV6 features a base $42,195 Mild model (single-motor rear-wheel-drive solely), whereas the mid-level Wind and top-trim GT-Line are supplied in a selection of single-motor or dual-motor (all-wheel-drive) variations. The GT-Line AWD maxes out the lineup at $57,195, with choices restricted to issues like a tow hitch and cargo equipment. 

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