Kia Stinger GT V6 2017

Discussion in 'Cars' started by Tsukishima, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Tsukishima


    [​IMG] Kia Stinger GT '17 [​IMG]


    Inspired by the Stinger and GT concepts, the Kia Stinger GT was designed with grand touring in mind. Built on a platform based on that of the 2017 Genesis G80, the Stinger GT boasts rear-wheel-drive, MacPherson struts at the front, and multi-link suspension at the rear. Dimensions-wise, the coupe-ish sedan slots between the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and 6er GC.

    Under the hood is a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 that has 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet (510 Nm) of torque. That goes through an eight-speed auto transmission (no manual available). On the upside, the limited-slip differential should provide interesting driving dynamics. 100 km/h is doable in 5.1 seconds.

    Kia let it slip that a less aggressive Stinger GT will be made available in early 2018. Slated to pack a four-cylinder turbocharged engine, the lesser model will offer the driver no less than 252 horsepower to play with.

    From a technical standpoint, the Stinger GT is the work of a gentleman called Albert Biermann. The former head of the BMW M division decided to give the Stinger GT adaptive dampers. What’s more, the electronic stability program can be set up to interfere as much as the driver wants it to.

    Pricing has yet to be announced, but first deliveries for left- and right-hand drive markets are set for fall 2017.

  2. JKgo


    ...Woah, those rear lights are lifted wholesale from a Maserati GT. I also get the feeling that Kia limited it to only around 360hp for some unfathomable reason. Still voted, however.
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