VIDEO – Can a Kia EV6 beat a Ferrari F355?
As electric cars proliferate on the market, the most powerful of them compete with older supercars. Precisely, the latest drag race video from our colleagues at CarWow will allow us to check if a Kia EV6 can beat a Ferrari F355.
Can a Kia beat a Ferrari? Said like that, the question may seem crazy. And yet, thanks to the instantaneous torque of the electric and the power of a Kia EV6, the Ferrari F355 has reason to be afraid. While it’s not the 584-hp EV6 GT, the 325-hp version’s four-wheel drive and twin motors might just be enough. Indeed, in this race, the EV6 is the most powerful model in the range pending the future GT. With 325 horsepower and 605 Nm of torque, it is not far from its competitor of the day. Except in terms of weight: the 100% electric Korean displays 2,090 kilos on the scale.
Facing her, the Maranello supercar hides under its hood an atmospheric 3.5-liter V8 that develops 380 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque. With only 1,350 kilos on the scale, the Italian has the weight advantage but only sends its power to the rear wheels and via a manual gearbox. Suffice to say that it is ultimately the sportier of the two that will have the most difficulty.
In the first race, the Kia won without too much difficulty. But the Ferrari got off to a bad start and the pilot seems to have had some problems with the manual gearbox. Let’s say that he tries above all to be gentle and careful with the beautiful Italian.
The second round is won by the Ferrari but the results remain tight. What’s better than pictures? Nothing. So we don’t tell you anything more and we let you enjoy this race and the atmospheric V8 sound of an old Ferrari.