The Genesis GV60 Performance Proves Itself In Races Against Tesla, BMW, Ford, And Even A Corvette


The Genesis GV60 Performance is the brand’s attempt to go toe to toe with the best all-electric crossovers in the business. It’s a direct rival to the Tesla Model Y Performance and the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and in this drag race it takes on both. It even throws down with a BMW iX and a C7 Chevrolet Corvette.

The GV60 Performance develops 483 hp (360 kW) and starts at a shade below $60,000. It’ll do 0-60 in just 3.8 seconds and a quarter mile in 12.3 seconds. Of course, the only way to find out if it’s quick enough to beat its competitors is to line them up and let them run.

In the first race the GV60 takes on the Mustang Mach-E and the BMW iX xDrive 50. The Ford makes 480 hp (357 kW) while the BMW trumps all the cars here with 516 hp (384 kW). Neither one has the right mix to keep up with Genesis though. Despite getting out to an early lead, the Mach-E falls behind quickly and fades into the distance as the BMW passes it. The iX can’t catch the GV60 though and it loses out by 0.1 seconds.

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Beating those challengers is all well and good but the real king of the space is the Tesla Model Y Performance. While Tesla doesn’t release specific horsepower figures the Model Y Performance probably makes about 470 hp (350 kW). That’s very close to the power figure of the GV60 and similarly, the race itself is very close. The Genesis gets the win though, again by a slim margin of 0.03 seconds.

The only car the Korean people mover doesn’t beat in this test is the C7 Chevrolet Corvette. While host Jason Cammisa doesn’t tell us exactly how much faster the Vette is, we know it’s close because both finish at 12.3 seconds over the quarter mile. Keep in mind that a perfect launch is required in the Chevrolet for that to be the case. Miss a shift or bog down at the start and the EV would’ve won easily.

A decade ago it would’ve been hard to imagine a premium all-electric spin-off of Hyundai taking it to every car in its class and even a Corvette. Today though, that’s exactly the world we’re living in.


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