Genesis as a luxury automaker isn't popular for making insanely quick cars. They're more known for finesse and poise, in making cars that give car buyers a taste of what Korean luxury is about.
But as our very own Genesis GV60 review pointed out, the crossover's performance is nothing to scoff at. And to further prove that 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 watching the video, let's have a quick tale of the tape to see how these cars compare on paper.
Gallery: 2023 Genesis GV60 Performance Review
The Genesis GV60 came with a 77.4-kilowatt-hour battery pack and two electric motors, capable of making 429 bhp and 446 lb-ft of torque. It had with an overboost function, though, which should bump the output to 483 bhp and 516 lb-ft for 10 seconds.
Meanwhile, the BMW iX here wasn't the hotter 610-bhp iX M60 just yet, but it still was more powerful than the GV60 at 516 bhp and 564 lb-ft. However, that power advantage came with added fat, with nearly 400 kg of added weight over the Genesis.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition puts out 480 bhp and 634 lb-ft of torque coming from two electric motors. Weighing just a hair over 2500 kg, it's the quickest to 60 among these cars.
And then, there's the Tesla Model Y Performance. The GV60 with its overboost is a tad more powerful than the Model Y, though the latter is substantially lighter than the former.
With these numbers out in the open, which do you think won the silent EV contest? And yes, a Chevy Corvette C7 was also part of the contest to show us how far EVs have become in terms of straight-line performance – if that hasn't been established at this point already.