MotorTrend reviewed the Kia EV6 GT. And while I commend Kia’s spirited approach with the GT model, at the end of the day, it’s still a computer on wheels. Ain’t it? And I have yet for a computer to capture my soul & move me. Question is: Will car manufacturers EVER find a way to recapture what they’ve lost from a driver connection standpoint? 

Kia EV6 GT

The Kia EV6 GT makes a massive 576 horsepower & weighs a massive 4,800lbs.

Despite the mind-boggling weight, the EV6 GT rockets from 0-60 in a blistering 3.2 seconds. And does the 1/4-mile in 11.2. It’s got buzzword hooney features like – drift mode. And other party tricks that let you tappity-tap the screen to adjust throttle response, suspension settings, steering wheel resistance, etc. The EV6 GT allows you to go full-aggressive on all that stuff, and probably spend an entire weekend in your driveway adjusting settings. 

EV6 GT fast

But as enthusiasts, is that what we really want?? 

I’m sure some do. But I just… can’t. I’ve driven way too many authentic soulful sports cars to ever be smitten with simulated sport. And that’s what this is… y’all know that right? The PERFORMANCE of the Kia EV6 GT is real. But the SPORT is a computerized simulation. I see lots of numbers & stats in the MotorTrend review. But I didn’t read much in the way of emotions

I truly believe that an EV can be visceral. 

But none exist yet. At least not in a production car. And in order for it to happen, manufacturers need to change their approach. More connection; less connectivity. It blows my mind that a generation of 80’s/90s kids who grew up around some of the most passionate sports cars of all time… became the adults that produced the least passionate cars in automotive history. 


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