Genesis GV60 Drag Races Three electric SUVs and a… Corvette C7?
Genesis, as a luxury automaker, is not popular for making insanely fast cars. They are best known for their finesse and poise, in crafting cars that give car buyers a taste of what Korean luxury is all about.
But as our own Genesis GV60 review pointed out, the performance of the crossover is not to be overlooked. And to further prove this point, Hagerty lined up the GV60 side-by-side with three electric crossovers for a drag race – a BMW iX, a Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and a Tesla Model Y. Before we watch the video, let’s do a quick recap of the strip to see how these cars compare on paper.
The Genesis GV60 came with a 77.4 kilowatt-hour battery and two electric motors, capable of producing 429 horsepower (320 kilowatts) and 446 pound-feet (605 Newton-meters) of torque. It did, however, have a boost feature, which should boost power to 483 hp (360 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) for 10 seconds.
Meanwhile, the BMW iX here wasn’t the hottest 610bhp iX M60 yet, but it was still more powerful than the GV60 at 516bhp (385kW) and 564lb-ft (765Nm). However, that power advantage came with some extra fat, with nearly 1,000 pounds of extra weight over the Genesis.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition develops 480 hp (358 kW) and 634 lb-ft (860 Nm) of torque from two electric motors. Weighing just a hair over 5,000 pounds, it’s the fastest 60 among these cars.
And then there’s the Tesla Model Y Performance. The GV60 with its overboost is a bit more powerful than the Model Y, although the latter is significantly lighter than the former.
With these figures revealed, who do you think won the silent EV competition? And yes, a Chevy Corvette C7 was also part of the competition to show us just how far EVs have become in terms of straight-line performance – if that hasn’t already been established by this point.