New Car Alert :: the KIA GT4 Stinger Concept

Another look at the debut of the Kia GT4 Stinger at the 2014 North American International Auto Show

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Although “there are currently no plans to bring the concept to production”, Kia has unveiled its GT4 Stinger Concept at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. When I saw this rig come over the net, I had to send out a quick textual message. Reason being, a friend of mine is at the Detroit Auto Show* …. and I had no idea that KIA as getting down like this! In a press release that came out, KIA also mentioned that the carmaker “has a history of delivering production vehicles that bear a strong resemblance to the concept that preceded them.”

So, what are the actual factuals…

A 2+2, rear-drive coupe with a detuned version of the 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder used in the Kia Optima GTS racer from the Pirelli World Challenge. The concept’s engine is said to be good for a healthy 315 horsepower, though the race-tuned Optima GTS can deliver upwards of 400. A six-speed manual handles the power, while staggered Pirelli PZero tires provide the grip. Those Pirellis wrap around a set of 20-inch wheels, complete with showcar-friendly center locks, while 15-inch Brembo brakes and four-piston calipers. 103.1-inch wheelbase and an overall length of just 169.7 inches, weighing in at 2,874 pounds. –

I like it. I like it a lot, and it looks verrry right. Sexy even.

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I happen to like white rigs … so I wanted to see what it looks like yayo coloured. Not mad at it….

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All images texted from “my friend at the auto show”