The Straight Pipes: DRIFTIEST EV! 2023 KIA EV6 GT Review

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Posted: 2023-01-27 13:00:38
Author: TheStraightPipes
2023 Kia EV6 GT review by The Straight Pipes. The EV6 GT is putting down 576 horsepower and 545 lb-ft of torque from 2 electric motors and a 77 kWh battery. At $75,495 CAD, would you take it over the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder RWD, Telsa, Ioniq 5, Genesis GV60 or Porsche Taycan?

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Drive 2023 Kia ev6 GT with launch control foreign noise is I don’t either but it’s uh interesting sounding horsepower and torque 576 horsepower 545 pound-feet of torque from the two electric motors and a 77 kilowatt hour battery it’s got a lot of different sounds I’m going to turn it right down because it’s

Actually making Jacob sick yeah it’s cool that they give you those options so Dynamic mode this mode right now actually genuinely makes me feel sick and it’s like always buzzing but that’s the one where you know you go into a launch control because when you do the

Brake gas in GT mode it goes yeah so we’re just gonna turn that back down to stylish and lower the volume I’ll do cliche Cornerstone and dynamic and I’ve got one traction off not full traction off and not drift mode either uh yeah this car is pretty wild

Yeah very rear wheel drive it’s like it’s perfect easy Dynamics like perfect it’s kind of insane like what more could you want no this honestly for an electric vehicle this is kind of perfect for fun yeah it like it’ll with one tracks off it’ll let you

Kind of slip out and everything it all tracks it off it let you really get out and then there’s drift mode on top of that I think you get like 80 percent to the rear of something in the dynamic mode like it’s just great compared to

The uh gv60 which is the same kind of platform most front-wheel drive burnout machine and stuff like that yeah this thing is an absolute monster and if you enjoy these car reviews don’t forget to subscribe hit the notification Bell give a thumbs up leave a comment it really

Means a lot to us and helps us get even more cars to review if you’re wondering when I’m pointing at it’s the Subscribe button so we currently have about 60 Battery and apparently you only get full 576 horsepower and full torque above 70 because I asked Jack from Savage geese

Because he was at the actual event you can’t really find this information anywhere on Kia’s website and we did some launches Foreign battery is great we did a bunch of different modes a bunch of different sounds and uh yeah it’s really quick and Kia funny enough in the press release 0-60 is faster certified time than a Ferrari Roma and a Lamborghini Huracan Evo spider rear wheel drive totally cool Supercar killer Supercar

Killer yeah I mean I get it it’s electric car like that’s advantageous but it’s also like not as exciting yeah and those are also both rear-wheel drive cars so you know that’s all good man that’s a good claim for them this is really really quick this will do 0-60 in

Low three seconds with a full battery I need to say that as well with oh above 70 yeah okay so uh styling wise I feel like it looks exactly the same to me except for the green calipers and they did a couple minor tweaks to the bumpers

Like basically all of the inserts where the grills could be those are all slightly different than the regular one and then matching the green calipers when you’re inside we’ve got a green GT button green stitching green piping Green Design on the dash and then we also have green in the gauge cluster

When you’re in GT mode and green ambient lighting I got in here in the morning it was nice and dark outside it just looked fantastic and then we got some really cool Wheels on the outside they’re very not electricy but at the same time kind of electric key yeah no electric

Mutinous to that in them to me I think they just look straight up sick and will be the Continental recommended tire for an ev6 GT that would be the ones that we’re driving on the ice contact extreme we want to find out your Continental recommended tire visit the link in the

Comments below put in your information your model and everything and it’ll show up so I want to do a drift mode launch let me hold ipedal you got to go in the park to do that right to get to a full stop Park hold traction all the way off in GT mode

And then hold both paddles with your foot on the brake and drift mode launch yeah you can hear the tires I think a little more fighting for grip I like that that’s good feels good it feels I don’t know this thing makes me sick it’s so quick so out of drift mode

I’m going to go to eco mode ready and then regen yeah yeah it like slows down so much more when I floor it in eco mode or put my foot down just gently it takes a lot more than oh that’s the same pedal pressure yeah yeah placement of

Meat just like putting changing the mode like it’s great they just did they made an awesome job of making electric car sporty and now this is my favorite of the ionic 5 and the gv60 in terms of driving Dynamics I would 100 agree still not looks for me I still really prefer

The ionic five and I think I like the driving Dynamics more of this than the rear-wheel drive tycon this is just fun because that one like it like it limited you more than this did and this is just like the amount of Freedom that I want in an

Eevee I’m kind of surprised that KIA did this because I mean it’s crazy because even not in drift mode even in GT mode with full traction off I still think you could probably end up backwards in a field which is awesome I think so yeah

It’s just it’s going to be a new type of accident that is going to happen this is going to cause so much Ruckus at takeovers oh yeah take over champ you bring one of these to a takeover you win instead of lighting the circle on fire they just puncture the batteries

And then lastly before you drive infotainment it’s got the one with the climate control buttons and the fan with the toggle I accidentally cranked the fan like crazy while trying to turn down the volume when you got in the infotainment’s good apple carplay Android auto and we’ve got the updated

SiriusXM satellite radio so it’s no more bulbs just the good stuff which I think is going across all of Kia Hyundai Genesis which is great there you go and this does have the cool 360 camera with all that stuff it can do the SMART Pock but you can’t change the color of the

Car and the 3D thing to match the color of the exterior like you can in a gv60 to pay extra for that I don’t think you can pay extra for that wait how much of the GV 60 cost compared to this all right egv60 I put it on stylish driving mode to

Match your Instagram influencer photos oh thank you what the e-com oh I didn’t change the drive mode oh there we go still pulling for 60 bad okay way too fast uh yeah this thing’s quick and with the with the audio through the drive mode stuff you can

Also change the curve of when the audio like starts pumping up more and more and more which I think is great yeah with your throttle pedal input that’s really cool that they’re actually allowing this level of customization the next thing that they should do is allow you to make

Your own sounds and then download them to your car you wouldn’t download a car would you okay so let’s see what this will do in cliche Corner in GT mode with the default traction setting not to put us backwards into the river and uh handling is actually really good turn

And response is fantastic it just wants to oversteer non-stop holy like just oversteer monster the stab and go will get you in real trouble in this yeah yeah this is by the way if you guys haven’t watched a previous video the stab and go and an EV is just floor it

And turn the wheel because at the same time and that’ll get it like a Mach e GT which this is so much better than a Maki GT driving wise this is more Mustang Maki than the Mustang is maki yo R.I.P Mach e honestly this is a better car

Than the Mustang Maki GT yeah no yeah except the suspension is better on that but the overall driving characteristics of this are better this is uh we got damping different modes like this is good the suspension is decent it’s not as bouncy as I expected it to be however

It’s more bouncy than the Maki GT because that has the magneride damage but this GT mode of bounciness feels great too it does it they kind of killed it with what they were trying to achieve with this car and this compared to the base model that we’ve driven well the

Base powertrain this is so much better you want me to turn off this I would love you to turn that off because I actually hate all the sounds of this uh what I do love though are these seats these GT bucket seats like these are actual like basically Hyundai Elantra

And seats kind of sucks they’re all manually adjustable but like it’s also like whatever race car bro you got to save electricity for your battery but we can waste a ton of electricity on heated steering wheels and heated seats which get nice and warm of course we can and

Then we got heated seats in the back too do we have enough leg room for Jacob at six for one and a half back there shockingly we do except the buckets are so low to the ground which is good that you can’t tuck your feet in but there’s

Enough room that I don’t need to well what if I just yeah did this I just like it down to the ground I gotta Raise Myself a little higher so that I can use that augmented reality head-up display with radar Cruise which worked totally awesome on the ride here and by the way

This is a hatchback yeah lots of room back there decent amount of room and then getting in here this uh center console area thing we got a lot of room down here it looks like it connects down there but I see my feet are muddying up

The floor mats what should we do about that Jacob get a set of tucks Matt go to the straight pipes they have mats available for this vehicle so check out what they have available for your vehicle do you send off your tux mat to a pinstriping shop to put some nice

Green pinstripes on this because it’s all got green accents maybe they’ll make a custom one-off Edition or something are you stoked on the green accents more than this being blue accents like I feel like this is green yeah this is a little more like neon green is more fun where

Like an earthy green would be more environment yes and now I’m gonna do the ultimate turn off traction mode go through cliche Corner in GT mode and Yuri’s gonna poop himself right now all right I’m gonna use my paddles to downshift just kidding they are regen paddles and

Obviously just wild it’s it’s insane like the amount of Freedom that you have for an electric car is absolutely nuts this is what we want in every EV which maybe is not good for everyone else exactly I mean these are going to be really hard to get so you’ll

Probably have to go to discounted price offers because it’s really hard to order electric cars from the factory they take a long time so you can see what they have in stock at dealers or used ones and when we have to charge us what is the mileage of this

Car how much how far can we go the range the total range that’s what that’s what I meant to say 332 kilometers or 206 miles so less than the normal one because it says bigger Motors and they want you to go faster exactly way more power which I okay here’s my theory of

Like you know how I like slower EVS that can go farther I’m also with you on that theory unless they have drift mode that is definitely the equalizer for me as well drift mode is kind of cool to have an electric car and for me drift mode

Over fast launches like I would rather drift than have like cheetah mode it’s like okay it gets boring it gets old like sliding never gets it yeah as long as you have somewhere like proper to do it exactly shout out TMP Cayuga still doing open laughing because we got a

Mild winter yeah they’re doing laughing days throughout the winter I would love to buy one of these or if I had one of these I would go to drift Jam there take a couple laps try to charge it up take a couple laps try to charge it up I think

That would be cool dude this thing would I think this would do really well yeah this is actually a drift monster I I can’t I can’t get over it it’s insane that they’re actually doing this the ionic 5n is still coming and I think that’s going to be pretty crazy too and

Then how about looks of this have you gotten more useful because I’ve definitely gotten way more used to it I kind of kind of really like it now I’ve gotten more used to it I don’t really still like it but I’m definitely okay

With it now yeah I I like it like it but I still think gv60 interior I like more than this okay but exterior yeah yeah yeah yeah what exteriences it’s it’s close I really like that gv60 I like the gv60 looks more answer the questions this isn’t

This isn’t politics pb60 looks more than this okay ionic five more than all of them in the right spec okay so we’re on the same page but I still like I think I would like if I had to pick between gv60 and ionic 5 I’d go gv60 the one we drove okay

And since this is an electric car it’s got the 800 volt architecture saving the best for last did we have problems charging today Yuri yeah so we went to Electrify well we first you went to Petro to check for me and it was actually working it was working there

Was another ev6 already good job good job we went to Electrify Canada and we tried to charge on the 350 and it would not accept the charge yeah the air down which this is supposed to do 350. and then the one right next to it the door

Was open because somebody was working on it to fix it which is good that people are there servicing it shout out Electrify Canada for actually finally servicing these things and then we went to one over and then we slow charged it and that worked yeah because we were

Already at 88 so I don’t you can’t get the full speed at that and then the screen next to it was saying that prices are dropped because they’re erroring out and the funny part of that is we actually still got charged the higher rate for some reason yeah and everyone

Else who was there was complaining about how bad their electric car charging experiences was got the Kia Soul I was like I need more extra demo we’re like yo honestly bail on the chidimo yeah he was telling us about his battery problems of this car and he needed to

Warranty and stuff it felt like a electric car driver Anonymous like meet up where you just go there and complain about your problems when you’re there like oh what’s your most recent problem oh well I’ll tell you what I don’t get the mileage I used to when it’s cold and

It’s still under warranty pretty much so the IV Chargers actually free until January 16th and it worked wild and uh we’re obviously not going to get the mileage quoted because it’s winter and we’re driving like a bunch of idiots yes but even if we weren’t okay I’ll put it into eco mode

Drive mode eco mode and now keep the throttle the same and go to GT oh you’re trying to kill us right now okay ready yeah compared we have to the boost mode yeah yeah this car is fantastic I am shocked by how much I like it and good job Kia you

Knocked out of the park and that’s this just makes me look forward more to the ionic 5n yo this is my Eevee of the Year rip Lucid rip rivian rip ticans even the steering is good on this like everything damn it’s cut I know oh the front front

Kind of sucks but we just had to mention that yeah honestly if it’s not a small little frunk like they have in a 911 or a Tesla I don’t see people like going out of their way to like open it she’s like more work pretty much or a Corvette

Corvette oh watch our e-ray video all right is that everything with the ev6 GT that’s everything I’d like to say let’s get to the price the lowest advisors advisors three two one yes and the cup holders will fit a small cup just fine get to the prize the lowest priced ev6

You can buy is 46 995 Canadian and this one is seventy five thousand four nine five yo it’s worth it though it’s so sick it actually is if you can get your hands on one of these whatever they did made the huge difference Evie of the year and to celebrate we’re going to

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