Kia EV6 GT with 576 hp power output makes debut

The Kia EV6 GT is an AMCI-certified winner of the drag race against Ferrari Roma and Lamborghini Huracan Evo.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 20 Aug 2022, 12:56 PM
With the Kia EV6 GT, the automaker is pushing the performance quotient of its EV6 lineup. (Kia)
With the Kia EV6 GT, the automaker is pushing the performance quotient of its EV6 lineup. (Kia)
With the Kia EV6 GT, the automaker is pushing the performance quotient of its EV6 lineup. (Kia)
With the Kia EV6 GT, the automaker is pushing the performance quotient of its EV6 lineup.

Kia revealed its latest EV6 GT which the brand claims to be the most powerful Kia production vehicle ever. The Kia EV6 GT has been engineered to compete with supercars as it is an AMCI-certified winner of the drag race against Ferrari Roma and Lamborghini Huracan Evo. This electric vehicle from Kia is based on E-GMP modular platform. 

The Kia EV6 GT's design is inspired by a philosophy called ‘Opposites United’ through which the brand claims to infuse the similarities and differences between nature and everyday life. The front fascia and rear design of the new GT version of EV6 gets upgrades in form of a new aero spoiler and a diffuser. It sits on bespoke 21-inch alloy wheels with neon-accented brake callipers. Inside the new electric car, the cabin gets neon accents, lightweight front bucket seats and a striped pattern on the upper dashboard and front centre armrest. There is ambient lighting across the door panels, centre console and dashboard. The front seats get vegan suede trims and the ‘GT’ moniker with green piping. 

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The EV6 offers an array of standard technology and the GT trim offers 20 standard active Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). With 800V multi-charging architecture, the Kia EV6 GT is ultra-fast DC charging enabled that is one can get the EV recharged from 10 to 80 per cent in under 18 minutes.

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With the Kia EV6 GT, the automaker is pushing the performance quotient of its EV6 lineup. The GT version of EV6 will feature a dual-motor e-AWD powertrain that will send power to all four wheels of the electric car. The EV sports a 77.4 kWh battery along with a 160kW front motor and a 270kW rear motor that goes on to produce a power output of 576 hp and a peak torque of 740.2 Nm. It also features a ‘Drift Mode’ which sends more power to the rear wheels. It also offers GT Drive Mode, My Drive Mode along with other drive modes such as Eco, Normal, Sport, and Snow drive modes that are also offered on other EV6 models.

(Also read | Kia EV9 all-electric SUV to debut in first half of 2023 )

The Kia EV6 GT can touch the speed of 100 kmph from absolute stationery in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 259 kmph. The electric vehicle comes with larger diameter disc brakes with quad-piston front callipers, stiffened chassis, quicker ratio steering, electronically controlled suspension and Electronic Limited-Slip Differential. 

 

 

 

First Published Date: 20 Aug 2022, 12:04 PM IST
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