The Kia EV6 GT has accomplished the 1000 Miglia Inexperienced 2023, dubbed the “most stunning race on this planet”.
Ending because the highest-ranking efficiency electrical car entered and sixth general, the 1000 Miglia is a real check of endurance for each automobile, driver and navigator, requiring efficiency, precision and ability so as to rating effectively all through the race.
The 1000 Miglia Inexperienced is a sub-category of the historic Italian occasion, open solely to completely electrical automobiles.
The 2023 occasion was the longest within the race’s close to 100-year historical past, spanning 5 days and greater than 2,000 kilometres.
Not solely was the Kia EV6 GT the primary Korean automobile to ever compete within the 1000 Miglia Inexperienced, however the professional rally driver pairing of Jade Paveley and Ross Leach was the one staff to signify Nice Britain within the race.
As well as, the occasion marked the primary time that an EV6 GT has been entered right into a aggressive, FIA-approved motor race.
Designed from the outset as a real GT automobile, the EV6 GT provides blistering efficiency from its twin electrical motor setup that collectively ship 577bhp and 740Nm of torque via all 4 wheels.
That energy interprets right into a 0-62mph time of simply 3.5 seconds, and an official high velocity of 162mph.
Mated with a robust 77.4kWh battery, the automobile is able to protecting 263 miles (WLTP mixed) per cost.
Charging is equally fast, due to the automobile’s E-GMP platform that helps 800V charging, enabling 10-80 per cent cost in as little as 18 minutes on the quickest cost factors.
Importantly and regardless of the appreciable distance and demanding nature of the roads and speeds required for the race, every of the timed legs travelled through the occasion have been accomplished utilizing a single cost of the automobile.
Charging was accomplished utilizing public cost factors, plus vacation spot charging the place attainable at lodges on the finish of every day.
The 1000 Miglia Inexperienced’s mix of fast street driving below police escort together with precision time-trial and particular phases on closed roads have been the proper check for the automobile’s appreciable efficiency.
“The 1000 Miglia Inexperienced is a unbelievable problem that blends quick open street driving with time-trials and particular phases,” stated Ross Leach, rally driver and navigator
“It’s a good way to place any automobile via its paces and though extremely demanding, the EV6 GT by no means skipped a beat and was a continuing pleasure to be in. Significantly the place outright velocity and dealing with are involved, the GT is ready to simply maintain its personal, even in opposition to these within the supercar section.
“We’re delighted to have participated on this 12 months’s occasion, put the EV6 GT to the check and are available house in sixth place general however because the highest-scoring efficiency EV.”