Another look at the debut of the Kia GT4 Stinger at the 2014 North American International Auto Show
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. – www.autoblog.com
I like it. I like it a lot, and it looks verrry right. Sexy even.
I happen to like white rigs … so I wanted to see what it looks like yayo coloured. Not mad at it….
All images texted from “my friend at the auto show”