Kia GT May Not Get Turbo V6

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

Kia‘s heart-stoppingly cool GT concept was was powered by a 3.3L turbo V6 packing 400 horsepower – but the production version might not get such an exotic powertrain.

Speaking with Auto Express, Kia styling boss Peter Schreyer said that “I think done in the right way, with a smaller engine or hybrid technology, it would work,” he said. “It would still be fast, but return good fuel economy, too.”

Screyer said that the GT is aiming for the German coupe set, which we can assume as being the BMW 3-Series and Audi A5. Schreyer also described the GT as Kia’s “halo car”.

[Source: AutoExpress]

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  • Jgagliano11 Jgagliano11 on Apr 05, 2012

    I would definitely buy this car when it comes out. ill trade my forte in for it

  • TJ TJ on Oct 30, 2013

    A turbo 4 would certainly drop it below 350hp and almost certainly below 300hp. With that sort of power to weight ratio it just makes sense to either buy a slightly more practical and economical Optima, or the 3.8 Genesis Coupe if one wants performance. Give me the option for a ~400hp v6, price it proprly and this will be my next vehicle.