Kia GT4 Stinger Concept Sends 315 HP to Rear Wheels

Kia GT4 Stinger Concept Sends 315 HP to Rear Wheels

Kia just released new details on the sports car concept it will debut during the Detroit Auto Show later this month.

The concept uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine to send 315 hp to the rear wheels. In a previous teaser, Kia hinted at the car’s sport capability by saying that it would deliver “superb driving enjoyment whether on the road or at the track.” The company said today that the GT4 Stinger features front brake-cooling vents, a carbon front splitter and 20-inch wheels, further emphasizing its intent toward building a sports car.

SEE ALSO: Kia Teases New Sports Car Concept Before Detroit

The South Korean brand promises there are even more details to come at the official January 13 unveiling, further hinting that this car is a thinly-veiled preview of Kia’s first rear-wheel drive sports car. Chances are good that those details will reveal a car based on the same underpinnings as Hyundai’s Genesis Coupe sports cars with a few changes to differentiate the products from one another. That could mean the car will come with both a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder as well as a 3.8-liter V6 with more power. In the Genesis Coupe, the 2.0-liter turbo makes 274 hp, or 31 less than Kia’s concept car.

Discuss this story at our Kia forum.

  • Trigger46

    When the price comes down $10,000, and then you get the Government incentive of $7500, I’ll seriously consider an electric car. I could buy a lot of gasoline for the difference I’d save in purchasing a conventionally powered Focus.

  • Jessie Bachelder

    The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is the company’s first modern battery-electric car, and as such, is hands down the greenest vehicle the company offers. Also, it offers a unique value charging feature, powered by Microsoft, to help owners in the U.S. charge their vehicles at the cheapest utility rates, lowering the cost of ownership.

  • Jinkens

    Don’t buy. It will not perform as Ford claim it will.

  • DavidBFarmer

    I will save $10,000 in 5 years just in fuel savings.  Add in oil changes $7500 Federal, and $6000 Colorado rebate, and I am way ahead over buying a Ford Focus Titanium for $25,000.

  • Fadil Mazrekaj

    Siper Velge tekniesch Autos Sport Gele farb

  • dMnyc

    It’s still a Kia.

  • Richard Amable

    There’s a dated saying that is irrelevant nowadays. Kia’s image has changed a few years ago from a cheap econobox car. I have owned a 2010 Koup and now have a 2013 Rio5, both are great quality compared to the early 2000 models.

  • Alfie

    And Kia delivers value. If I can get an affordable sports car… yes please!

  • Rickers

    I’d rather a Kia sports car over some old man muscle car.

  • DaJMAN

    From the angle of this rendering, it looks like a friggin R8. Howdy Audi!

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