January 9, 2014
Kia GT4 Stinger set to ignite 2014 NAIAS
SEOUL, S. Korea – Sculpted. Menacing. Fast.
Kia’s GT4 Stinger concept will be unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show next week. Beneath the low wedge of the sculpted hood resides a tuned version of Kia’s proven 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline direct injected (T-GDI) four-cylinder engine pumping out an impressive 315 horsepower. The hooves hit the ground via a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission that routes power to the rear wheels where 275/35R20 Pirelli P-Zero performance tires meet the asphalt. Staggered 235/35R20 Pirelli P-Zeros nestle beneath the front fenders. Custom 20-inch aluminum center-lock wheels feature carbon fiber inserts for strength and weight reduction. Tucked inside the massive wheels and bringing the GT4 to a halt are Brembo Gran Tourismo two-piece cross-drilled rotors with four-piston calipers. And underpinning the GT4 Stinger’s sculpted “Ignition Yellow” body is a custom chassis with an independent double wishbone suspension.
For the rest of the salacious details, you’ll have to wait for the real thing…