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TopSpeed States GT4 Stinger Goes To Production
The Kia GT4 Stinger was a huge hit at the Detroit Motor Show last month, but Kia would not confirm whether a production version would come at a later date.
The latest word coming out of TopSpeed is that the GT4 Stinger will become a production model and may even hit the showroom floor before the year is out.
The report goes as far as claiming that final designs of a production version of the GT4 Stinger are already complete, and it is going to look incredibly similar to the concept version.
What isn’t quite so clear is the engine that will be under the hood. The concept came with a 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection 4-cylinder that kicks out 315hp.
If that engine stays, it will definitely eclipse the engines featured in the likes of the Toyota GT86 and the Subaru BRZ sports cars.
The powertrain mated to the Stinger engine is a 6-speed manual transmission with rear-wheel drive.
Again, Kia is remaining tight-lipped on the performance details, but you can expect a sprint to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds.
Kia-World Editor’s Note
Kia usually runs intensive pre-production testing programs of new models that last around 12 months before the model finally enters the serial mass production.
So far, we have seen no prototypes of the Kia sports car, therefore it’s kind of difficult to believe the Stinger GT4 would hit the streets by the end of 2014.
If Kia does “green light” the production of the Stinger coupe, we would more likely see it in mid 2015.
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1. The GT4 Stinger woul sell like hot cakes! It would be especially popular among younger crowds and car tuners.
2. Automobile media ranks the GT4 Stinger coupe as on of the top concept cars of the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
3. Woul you like to see the GT4 Stinger hit the showroom floor? YES or NO!?
4. Here we have a couple of great videos of the Stinger concept car.
5. All about the GT4 Stinger concept: dimensions, color, possible release date, etc. Click here.