The Kia EV6 GT has made its official debut, with the South Korean carmaker saying its pinnacle electric vehicle has been engineered to compete with supercars. 

EV6 GT

The most powerful Kia production car ever produced, the EV6 GT’s “energy dense” 77.4 kWh battery pack is coupled with a duo of electric motors. Sited at the front, the first unit produces 160 kW. The rear-mounted electric unit produces 260 kW. Combined, the EV6 GT’s electric powertrain produces 430 kW and 740 Nm of torque, allowing for a (claimed) 0-100 km/h sprint time of 3.4 seconds. The top speed is rated at 258 km/h. 

According to Kia, when independently tested by “leading” third party AMCI, the all-wheel-drive electric crossover out-accelerated a Ferrari Roma and the (rear-wheel-drive) Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder RWD. 

The EV6 GT is set apart from its standard stablemate by adding several performance upgrades. The EV6 GT is “defined” by “dedicated” sports suspension. The set-up’s front set-up features performance components. Electronically controlled dampers are present, too. The automaker says the dynamic damping control offers “sporty” handling and a “balanced” and “comfortable” ride. In addition, traction and stability have been enhanced thanks to the addition of an electronic limited-slip differential. 

Larger ventilated front and rear brake discs bring the EV6 GT to a halt. The 21-inch wheels are wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres. 

In addition to the Eco, Normal, Sport, and Snow driving models, the electrified sports crossover features GT Drive mode, My Drive mode, and a Drift mode. GT Drive “optimises” performance, braking, steering, suspension, the e-LSD and the ESC. My Drive allows drivers to tailor the car to their preferences. In Drift mode, power is sent to the rear wheels.