Video: Kia EV6 races a Ferrari in an unlikely drag strip run
The latest video by carwow shows the all-electric Kia EV6 going up against the Ferrari F355 from the 90s. The match looks uneven at best, but wait until you see the action.
The mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive sports car from Italy rocks a 3.5-liter eight-cylinder engine partnered with a manual transmission, giving it 380 PS (375 hp / 279 kW) and 360 Nm (266 lb-ft) of torque.
The Korean EV yields the power advantage with its 325 PS (321 hp / 239 kW), but compensates for it with its excellent instant torque of 605 Nm (446 lb-ft). It also benefits from four wheels driven by two motors and the lack of manual gear shifting. On the downside it weighs 2,090 kilograms (4,608 pounds), making it way heavier than the Ferrari with its 1,350 kg (2,976 lbs).
So, how well do you think the two compare? Pretty well, as it turns out. The first race saw the Ferrari lagging behind its rival every time its driver needed to shift. The gap then proceeded to narrow until the Kia won, coming mere three or four body lengths ahead of the Ferrari.
It looks like the Ferrari driver learned from his mistakes in the second run, because he inched out a victory. The third start culminated in another win for team Italy.
After that, the two vehicles were put through 30mph (50 km/h) and 50mph (80 km/h) rolling races on a half-mile stretch. The odds have flipped once again, and the EV6 reigned supreme in the end.
Editor Andrew Raspopov