Kia GT4 Stinger
Kia GT4 Stinger

Kia teases GT4 Stinger sportscar concept ahead of Detroit Motor Show 2014

With power going to the rear wheels and up to 315 horsepower on tap, the KIA GT4 Stinger Concept looks beefy from this teaser photo. What exactly is it? Making a (somewhat) educated guess, it could be a KIA based on the Hyundai Genesis Coupe’s platform. If that’s the case, it could be a contender for production.

A very short press release from Kia gave us a taste of what’s to come with the Kia GT4 Stinger Concept. We quote here ver batim:


Kia faithful will immediately notice the latest iteration of the signature grille resting mere inches from the ground. The surround glows white and is flanked by vertical LED headlamps. Front-brake cooling vents funnel air around custom 20-inch wheels. A carbon fiber front splitter mounted below the bumper provides added downforce for the car and keeps the GT4 Stinger’s front tires firmly planted to the tarmac.

Under the hood you ask? A turbocharged 2.0-liter that pumps 315 horsepower to the rear wheels.

More to come. Stay tuned.

If that doesn’t get red-blooded sports car fans’ hearts thrumming, they should check their pulse. We’re talking about a turbocharged four-banger Kia that will produce more horsepower than any base model American ponycar. Presumably, it will be lighter and lower than any of said ponycars, as well — both characteristics that will pay dividends in performance specs and handling behaviors. Add to that the cool factor of getting honest-to-blog carbon fiber splitter and LED headlamps on a car we mere mortals might actually be able to afford, and it sounds like Kia is getting ready to bring its A game to the genre dominated by the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and Dodge Challenger.

“Stay tuned,” you say, Kia? Better believe we certainly are. You’ve got us wondering what kind of technology you’re going to pack into the Kia GT4 Stinger Concept. After all, surely Kia wouldn’t bring a car this cool and sporty-looking to market without making upadtes or attitude changes in its sleek UVO infotainment system, right?

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