The Kia EV6 is already an all-electric force to be reckoned with, but why stop there… or at all? Instead, let’s go full-send with the 2023 EV6 GT.

The GT isn’t to be confused with the EV6 GT-Line and one purposeful jab of the pedal instantly eliminates the conflation, as the GT kicks things up to a staggering 576 horsepower and 545 lb-ft of torque. That means a 0-60 time of just 3.4-seconds and, more impressively, pulling power doesn’t fizzle out as the quarter mile ends.

Along with the 200+ horsepower difference, it sits a little lower and rides a little tighter. The GT gets larger brakes, 21-inch wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F-1 tires, and an electronic limited slip rear differential. The interior gets sporty bucket seats with lime green accents; a little aggressive for daily use, but perfect for the road course. Same can be said for the GT-exclusive drive mode…

…let’s go in to GT MODE. There it is! Noticeable power difference there going into GT Mode.

…ooooh yeah. The tail is definitely happy. A lot of the power goes to those rear wheels. It is all-wheel drive but more power can be sent to the rears.

Haha– it’s very easy to control with that back end coming out. The brakes do seem to, uh, have less bite when you’re trying to come down from higher speed. I mean this is not a light vehicle.

Of course, all that muscle comes at a cost; range is down to 206 miles; but a 350-kilowatt fast charger can recoup from 10-80 percent in about 18 minutes, getting you back on track A-S-A-P.

Limited to about 2,500 units, the 2023 Kia EV6 GT does an impressive job putting consumer electrification on the track. Expect these to start just under $63,000.