These two crossovers can speed up at supercar speeds, however which grocery getter is definitely faster?
The Kia EV6 GT is one among our favourite electrical autos and the Tesla Mannequin Y Efficiency is among the world’s hottest. Now, they’re going face to face within the inventive race format that could be a U-drag race. These very related electrical autos carry out very otherwise.
A U-drag race is what Edmunds calls “the race to there and again” and that’s a succinct strategy to put it. Mainly, each automobiles begin off simply as they might for a standard drag race. After flying via the top of a quarter-mile stretch at full throttle they must decelerate, flip round, and race again to the beginning. It’s a terrific take a look at that exhibits off dealing with, acceleration, and braking.
On paper, these automobiles are fairly related. Each use twin electrical motors, each are purple, and each value north of $60,000. They do have a couple of slight variations although. The Tesla makes 456 hp (340 kW) and weighs 4,419 kilos. That’s significantly lower than the 576 hp (429 kW) and the 4,793 kilos of the Kia EV6 GT.
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The burden financial savings isn’t sufficient to assist the Tesla sustain with the Kia off of the road in race one although. Regardless of a terrific launch, the Mannequin Y Efficiency offers up increasingly of a spot to the EV6 GT all through the drag race portion. It seems to catch up a contact through the braking part however can’t shut the hole totally. It finally ends up dropping race one by a number of automotive lengths.
Race two kicks off a bit otherwise. This time the Tesla will get an excellent launch and places a small hole on the Kia initially. The additional horsepower within the Korean EV is sufficient for it to reel the American crossover in by the top of the drag race although. The drivers assault the braking zone fully otherwise and the Kia will get a much bigger hole.
It by no means lets it go and manages to snag a 2-0 document within the pair of U-drags. In the long run, the Kia EV6 GT managed a greatest time of 34.2 seconds whereas the Tesla Mannequin Y Efficiency was almost a second again at 35.1. The outcomes appear fairly clear, each are downright fast contemplating how a lot practicality they provide.
Simply two electrical SUVs with supercar pace head-to-head within the final take a look at of handing and efficiency pic.twitter.com/FZzJYErxfZ
— Edmunds (@edmunds) October 27, 2023