Kia Corporation is incredibly proud of its first dedicated fully electric (EV) model, the Kia EV6, with the top-of-the-range GT variant delivering 585 hp and 740 Nm of torque through its dual-motor setup.
To highlight how fast this performance is, Kia has decided to pit their new precious EV with five other sportscars with pure petrol-burning twin-turbocharged and high-revving engines.
The contenders for this drag race are the Lamborghini Urus, Mercedes-AMG GT, McLaren 570S coupe, Porsche 911 Targa 4 and Ferrari California T. Based on a quick data collection, all these cars are capable of launching from standstill to 100 km/h in under four seconds (bar the Porsche), with a larger variation as they reach 200 km/h (between 9.5 to 15 seconds).
The top speed of the Kia EV6 GT is 260 km/h and it is priced from GBP58,295 in the UK.
Curiously, Kia did not include the staple name of performance EVs- Tesla models, in this drag race. Furthermore, the contenders in this comparison are what is termed as ‘legacy’ models, or older cars such as the Porsche 911 Targa 4 (991-generation) that dates to 2016. Apart from the Lamborghini Urus, all sportscars in this race already have successors that are more powerful and faster.
Watch the video to find out who completes the 400 metre dash first. It is surprisingly competitive!