Genesis GV60 performance proves itself in races against Tesla, BMW, Ford and even a Corvette

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 industry. It’s a direct rival to the Tesla Model Y Performance and Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, and in this drag race it takes both. It even throws down with a BMW iX and a C7 Chevrolet Corvette.

The GV60 Performance develops 483 hp (360 kW) and starts a shade under $60,000. It does 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 fast enough to beat its competition 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 produces 480 hp (357 kW), while the BMW trumps all the cars here with 516 hp (384 kW). Admittedly, neither has the right mix to keep up with the Genesis. Despite an early lead, the Mach-E quickly falls behind and disappears into the distance as the BMW passes it. However, the iX can’t catch the GV60, losing by 0.1 seconds.

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Beating these contenders is all well and good, but the real king of the field is the Tesla Model Y Performance. Although Tesla doesn’t release specific horsepower, the Model Y Performance likely makes around 470 hp (350 kW). It is very close to the power figure of the GV60, and likewise the race itself is very close. However, the Genesis wins, again by a slim margin of 0.03 seconds.

The only car the Korean folk car doesn’t beat in this test is the C7 Chevrolet Corvette. Although host Jason Cammisa doesn’t tell us exactly how much faster the Vette is, we know it’s close because both finish in 12.3 seconds over the quarter mile. Remember, 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 electric car would have won easily.

A decade ago, it would have been hard to imagine a premium all-electric Hyundai spin-off taking it to every car in its class and even a Corvette. But today, that is exactly the world we live in.

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