Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Kia GT4 Stinger


About two weeks ago, Kia announced that would head to the 2014 Detroit Auto Show with a 2+2 concept car that will preview the long-rumored Kia sports car. Today the company revealed the concept's official name and a new image of the concept.

This new concept is named the GT4 Stinger and, according to the details that Kia gave us, it will bring into focus the latest version of Kia's signature "Tiger Nose" grille.

Along with the revised grille, the GT4 Stinger will also feature vertical LED headlights flanking the white surround of the grille, brake cooling vents, 20-inch wheels and a carbon fiber front splitter mounted below the bumper. This first image really gives us a nice look at this striking front end, and we simply cannot wait to see it.

On top of this awesome-looking nose, this concept will carry a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that delivers a total of 315 horsepower to the rear wheels through a six-speed, close-ratio manual transmission. If this potent four-pot finds its way into a production model, then Kia will officially put Toyota, Scion and Subaru on notice to get off their rumps and add some much-needed power to the GT 86, FR-S and BR-Z triplets.

Stay tuned for more details on the concept, which Kia plans to release on January 13th, shortly before the official unveiling.

Updated 01/09/2014: Kia unveiled a new image for the upcoming GT4 Stinger that will be unveiled next week at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. The new image revealed that the concept will feature a sculpted 'Ignition Yellow' covered body, while under it will hide a custom chassis with an independent double wishbone suspension and two-piece, cross-drilled rotors clamped by four-piston calipers.

Click past the jump to read more about this awesome concept.

Kia GT4 Stinger originally appeared on topspeed.com on Monday, 13 January 2014 15:00 EST.

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