Kia is gearing up to reveal a sports car concept during the Detroit Auto Show next week, showing the last in its battery of teaser images today.
The car will house a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine pumping 315 hp through a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission to the rear wheels. Those 20-inch hoops are shod in Pirelli P-Zero rubber measuring a performance-ready 235/35R20 in the front and staggered to 275/35R20 for the rear.
The car also gets two-piece cross-drilled rotors and four-piston brake calipers, all sitting on an independent double-wishbone suspension. In other words, Kia is bringing out the performance guns.
The South Korean brand hasn’t said anything yet about post-show plans for the concept, but the gap in its product portfolio is certainly there.
The suspension components mentioned today also suggest that this could be more than a re-badged and re-bodied version of the current Hyundai Genesis coupe. Instead, it seems Kia might be readying a sports car separate from Hyundai that will ride on its own chassis.