Kia to debut EV6 GT at Goodwood

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Kia will debut the GT version of the EV6 battery-electric SUV at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Kia EV6 GT’s premiere will see the South Korean automotive brand’s all-electric high-performance crossover take on the Festival’s famous hill climb several times throughout the weekend, demonstrating its segment-defining performance in public for the very first time.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much power does the Kia EV6 GT make?

    According to Kia, the EV6 GT makes 578 horses and 740Nm torque and zooms from a standstill to 62mph in just 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 162mph (260kph).
  • Who will drive the Kia EV6 GT?

    The Kia EV6 GT will be commandeered by 2021 British Rally Cross Country Championship (BXCC) Class T2 Champion and 2018 Junior Welsh Tarmac Rally Champion Jade Paveley.
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    The EV6 GT is Kia’s most powerful production car to date. Based on Kia’s advanced Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), its all-electric dual-motor powertrain delivers 578 horses and 740Nm torque. The carmaker said that this setup is perfect for Goodwood’s famous hill climb as the GT variant of the EV6 is capable of zooming from standstill to 62mph in just 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 162mph (260kph).

    The car also features a GT button on the steering, activating its “GT” mode. This automatically optimizes the vehicle’s e-motors, braking, steering, suspension, e-LSD, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems for their most dynamic settings for a more engaging drive.

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    The EV6 GT will be piloted by rally pro, Jade Paveley. The British female driver was the 2021 British Rally Cross Country Championship (BXCC) Class T2 Champion and 2018 Junior Welsh Tarmac Rally Champion. She is also the end-of-stage reporter for the World Rally Championship and European World Rally Championship, and Marketing Director for Llandudno Kia, a Kia dealership in North Wales.

    The EV6 GT will be on display throughout the event in the “First Glance Paddock.” One of two new EVs that Kia will exhibit at the Festival of Speed, the all-new Niro EV will also be shown at the event in the “Electric Avenue” area.

    This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will run from June 23 to 26.

    Photos from Kia

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