Kia used the backdrop of 2022 Monterey Automotive Week to unveil the 2023 EV6 GT, a automobile from a model you do not usually affiliate with the annual California automotive fest, however one which’s faster than lots of the fashionable efficiency automobiles on show.
Unveiled on Friday throughout The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, the EV6 GT is the efficiency flagship of the EV6 electrical crossover that arrived for 2022 mannequin 12 months. The EV6 is already a fast automobile, however the brand new EV6 GT dials issues as much as supercar ranges of efficiency.
The EV6 GT includes a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system producing a peak 576 hp and 546 lb-ft of torque, the very best of any Kia product. This ends in 0-60 mph acceleration in 3.4 seconds and a high velocity of 161 mph. To show the automotive’s efficiency, impartial get together AMCI ran it down the dragstrip towards a Ferrari Roma and Lamborghini Huracán Evo RWD Spyder, with the Kia, admittedly the one all-wheel-drive automotive within the take a look at, being the quickest. Curiously, not one of the instances have been printed.
However the EV6 GT is not solely about straight-line efficiency. Along with a sport-tuned suspension with adjustable dampers, the EV6 GT additionally options an digital limited-slip differential to assist present traction when cornering. Highly effective stopping energy, an important component of any efficiency automotive, is supplied by brakes with monoblock calipers biting 15.0-inch rotors up entrance and 14.2-inch rotors on the rear. These reside inside 21-inch wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.
2023 Kia EV6 GT
Additionally included with the EV6 GT are some additional drive modes you will not discover in different EV6 variants. These embody GT Drive Mode, My Drive Mode, and Drift Mode. The Drift Mode permits the motive force to distribute extra energy to the rear wheels to assist get the automobile sideways in a managed style. Kia additionally supplies two extra sounds which might be distinctive to the EV6 GT.
Inside, bucket seats with a “GT” inscription and inexperienced piping are fitted as commonplace.
2023 Kia EV6 GT
Underpinning the EV6 vary is Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP modular EV platform, which options an 800-volt electrical system that permits excessive fast-charging charges. In keeping with Kia, charging from 10-80% takes simply 18 minutes utilizing a 350-kw charger.
The battery within the EV6 GT is a 77.4-kwh unit. A spread estimate hasn’t been supplied, however the identical battery within the common EV6 with all-wheel drive is rated by the EPA at 274 miles.
The EV6 GT goes on sale within the fourth quarter of 2022. Pricing data will probably be introduced nearer to the market launch, although Kia has confirmed patrons will obtain a charging credit score of 1,000 kwh for use at Electrify America stations inside a three-year interval.