Watching the Kia EV6 GT drag race a pack of exotic sportscars (and win!) is fun, but how will it do against a 0-60 specialist like the RS3?
With its stunning good looks, blistering acceleration, and relatively accessible price tag, we’ve been wondering if the Kia EV6 might not occupy the space once reserved for the likes of the Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang in the American enthusiast psyche. That is: a car that offers affordable, everyday fun with room for four and genuine thrills at your local drag strip.
How does the Kia fare? In base trim, the Kia pairs slinky, Lancia Stratos-inspired styling with and instant, rear wheel drive torque that will be familiar to anyone who floored a V8 muscle car in their teens.
The EV6 GT? That one’s even better, with a 0-60 time well under 4.0 seconds coming courtesy of its all wheel drive layout and supercar-baiting acceleration — but how will the Korean EV fare against a hole shot specialist like the 0-60 in 3.8 seconds Audi RS3 and its forced-induction five-cylinder engine, Quattro AWD system, and 1,300 lb. weight advantage over the EV6?
We don’t have to wonder, because someone has already raced the pair, and caught the results on video — so, place your bets, hit play, and watch the guys from What Car? do the thing. Enjoy!