Kia America revealed for the first time in North America, the high-performance crossover EV6 GT 576 horsepower, at The Quail, the meeting of motorsport (Motorsport). The presence of the EV6 GT alongside supercars from around the world during the annual Monterey Car Week celebration.
“The EV6 GT marks the beginning of the next chapter in the Plan S electrification story for KIAelevating the EV6’s exhilarating performance and effortless driveability beyond expectations,” said Steven Center, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Kia of America. “Moving towards our zero emissions goals has never been more exciting.”
Based on the award-winning E-GMP modular platform, the EV6 GT raises the bar and pushes the boundaries surrounding high-performance electric vehicles.
The EV6 GT raises the performance threshold for the already powerful EV6 lineup, with a dual-motor electric drive system that sends power to all four wheels. An energy-dense 77.4 kWh nickel-cobalt-manganese (80/10/10) battery pack serves a 160 kW front motor, combined with a 270 kW rear motor, to produce an output of combined power of 430 kW (576 hp) and 546 pound-feet of torque. The EV6 GT accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and the top speed increases to 161 mph. In independent tests conducted by AMCI, the EV6 GT outperformed a Ferrari Roma and a Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder RWD.
Performance enhancements that define the EV6 GT also include a dedicated sport suspension with electronically controlled dampers and exclusive front suspension performance components. Dynamic Damping Control offers sporty handling and a comfortable, balanced ride. Traction and stability are enhanced by an electronic limited-slip differential (e-LSD) when cornering, directing torque to the wheels with the most grip. Larger front (15-inch) and rear (14.2-inch) ventilated disc brakes with monobloc calipers are standard. Z-rated Goodyear Eagle F1 tires fitted to 21-inch alloy wheels are also standard on the EV6 GT.
The EV6 GT introduces GT Drive Driving Mode, My Drive Mode and Drift Mode, in addition to the Eco, Normal, Sport and Snow driving modes offered on other EV6 models. With the push of a button on the steering wheel, GT Drive Mode optimizes the performance of the EV6 GT’s engines, brakes, steering, suspension, e-LSD and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems in their settings. more dynamic. Drivers can also create custom settings to suit individual driving preferences using My Drive Mode.
The EV6 GT benefits from being able to recharge at a rate similar to its reveal acceleration. It features 800V fast-charging capabilities, allowing drivers to recharge to 80 percent of the battery’s capacity in less than 18 minutes on 350kW chargers. The EV6 GT features a solid body structure using 75 percent high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel, as well as the world’s first mass-produced Integrated Drive Axle (IDA) to enhance durability and performance. handling, combining wheel bearings with the driveshaft to save weight.
The EV6 GT is distinguished by its subtle exterior and interior details. GT-exclusive front and rear fascias emphasize the width of the vehicle, and an aerodynamic rear spoiler and diffuser complete the GT transformation. Bespoke 21-inch alloy wheels with neon-accented brake calipers communicate the EV6 GT’s high-performance credentials and stopping power. Inside, the deeply bolstered vegan suede-trimmed performance front seats feature ‘GT’ script and green piping. Premium touches unique to the EV6 GT adorn the cabin, including neon accents, lightweight front bucket seats, and a stripe motif on the upper dash and front center armrest. Ambient lighting in the door panels, center console and dash provides a soothing glow.