Kia GT4 Stinger Concept – Anticipated Reveal

Kia reveal the GT4 Stinger concept at the Detroit motor show. They say it will rival the highly popular Toyota GT86, hit the showrooms in 2016, and is powered by a 315bhp version of Kia’s 2.0-litre T-GDI petrol engine – welcome to the big league Kia.

kia gt4 stinger concept at detroit motor show

“It’s about purity, simplicity and timelessness.” – none of the electric nonsense

Designed in California, the 4.3m Stinger Coupé uses rear-wheel-drive power and it’s 315bhp turbocharged version of Kia’s 2.0 litre, four cylinder petrol engine to thunder it’s way forward. Driving a six-speed manual gear-box, you get full control to exploit every horsepower the engine has to offer.

The Stinger is based on a bespoke platform, uses double wishbone suspension and gets transparent A-pillars. In Kias attempt to make a hardened, rougher car, they’ve sacrificed carpets within the Stinger concept. The firm says the Stinger provides a “possible glimpse into Kia’s future”.

kia gt4 stinger concept interior at detroit motor show

Kia have revolutionised the dashboard

 

Tom Kearns, designer chief at Kia’s American design centre said: “Driving enjoyment was the number one priority in designing the GT4 Stinger. It’s a 2+2 sports car that can turn heads as a daily driver while also being right at home on the track.

“It’s about purity, simplicity and timelessness. The GT4 Stinger is a throwback to days when driving a car was a visceral experience that wasn’t muted by electronic gimmickry.”

kia gt4 stinger concept interior at detroit motor show

The Stinger made it’s official debut at this year Detroit motor show

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