This story includes fictional renderings from independent artist Zephyr Designz which are neither related to nor endorsed by Kia.
The Kia EV6 GT is one of the fastest five-door EVs in its segment but its exterior design isn’t really communicating its performance credentials. Thus, independent digital artist Zephyr Designz used the power of CGI, converting the EV6 crossover into a beastie hot hatch looking ready for any time attack challenge.
The visual modifications are quite extensive, reminding us of the hours we spent in the NFS Underground back in the day. The custom wide bodykit is not what we would expect to see on a mainstream EV, taking the ricer culture into the electric era.
Starting with the front, the huge double canards on the bumper are inspired by DTM racers, as is the carbon-fiber splitter and the vented bonnet. The striking fender add-ons with integrated vents make the car a lot wider, hiding a portion of the LED headlights and the taillights in the process. The rear fenders are expanding on the rear doors, with the side intakes serving cosmetic purposes since there is no mid-mounted ICE.
The most eye-catching feature is definitely the enormous rear wing made of carbon fiber, which might produce high levels of downforce, but it will also add a serious amount of drag to the expense of the EV range. Another striking detail are the aftermarket wheels finished in bronze, which are larger than the stock 21-inch alloys, filling up the wheelarches entirely. The suspension is obviously lowered, probably with a stiffer, track-focused setup.
The stock Kia EV6 GT comes fitted with dual electric motors producing a combined 577 hp (430 kW / 585 PS) and 546 lb-ft (740 Nm) of torque, and a 77.4 kWh battery pack. This much power transmitted in all four wheels allows the EV to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 260 km/h (162 mph). While those numbers are impressive, to say the least, the fictional wide-bodied EV6 should get some upgrades to match the ultra-agressive looks.
While Zephyr Designz‘s take is obviously too extreme for the road, we are curious to see what tuners will do with EVs like the Kia EV6 or its upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5 N sibling. At the moment, tuning options for electric vehicles are limited to mostly visual kits for the Tesla Model 3 or the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, but the future looks promising for EV owners that are also fans of the aftermarket world.