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The 2022 Kia EV6 is an electric SUV that has been racking up praise from critics and EV enthusiasts alike. But, Kia is not quite done with the EV6 yet. The Kia EV6 GT is set to be a new electric sports car that offers legitimate power and performance. And that is something that those shopping for a quick EV are likely to appreciate. So, just how fast will the EV6 GT be and when can you buy one?

The 2022 Kia EV6 GT has serious power

Currently, the 2022 EV6 offers up to 321 horsepower, and that is going to quickly change with the introduction of the EV6 GT. This electric sports car is set to offer 576 hp, which is a truly impressive number, especially for a vehicle from Kia. Additionally, this EV will come with all-wheel drive, and that means better control when taking advantage of this vehicle’s power. 

This blue 2022 Kia EV6 could be the sporty electric SUV you love to drive.
2022 Kia EV6 | Kia

In terms of torque, the EV6 GT will have 546 pound-foot of torque. And with the instantaneous delivery of power that electric SUVs have, that is something that is likely to be appreciated. 

How fast is the EV6 GT?

Kia has stated some pretty serious speed numbers for the EV6 GT. According to Car and Driver, this vehicle will have a top speed of 162 mph. It will also boast a 0 to 60 mph time of around 3.5 seconds. 

In order to increase the performance of this EV6 model, Kia has not given it a traditional limited-slip differential. Apparently, the brand has developed a piece of software that imitates an LSD. It is unclear how this equipment will actually function on the road, but hopefully, it adds a more engaging drive to an already sporty vehicle. 

What visual updates will the Kia EV6 GT have?

When it comes to visual updates of the GT model, Kia seems to have a thing for yellow. Images show yellow brake calipers as well as yellow accents within the cabin. The EV6 GT will also have more aggressive seats. That way, you don’t slide around too much while driving this electric SUV.

A red Kia EV6 GT shows off its styling as a performance electric SUV.
Kia EV6 GT | Kia

The outside of the EV6 GT will appear sportier as well. With a unique body kit to reflect its performance. It is worth noting that some of these changes are available to the 2022 Kia EV6 GT-Line, but that vehicle will not receive the same powertrain. 

When will the EV6 GT go on sale?

The Kia EV6 GT is not yet for sale in the United States. But it is expected to arrive sometime soon. As it stands, even buying the 2022 Kia EV6 can feel like a difficult task due to supply chain constraints and chip shortages. But as more EV6 electric SUVs hit the road, hopefully, folks see the caliber of vehicle that Kia is offering. 

A silver Kia EV6 with a blue cast on it.
Kia EV6 | Getty Images

Once the Kia EV6 GT goes on sale, it should find popularity among enthusiasts. But with the amount of power being offered, the GT model will likely not be cheap. It will probably cost somewhere north of $50,000.


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