coupe is no stranger to KIA, but the Koup hardly has the sports car look (it is just a two-door car and that’s that) and that’s not to mention the pretty standard performance you get with most KIA’s rides. that leaves the Korean automaker a void to fill by the KIA GT4 Stinger Concept you see here. sporting a ‘traditional’ sports car styling with long bonnet and short deck (or a wedge-shape design, if you prefer), this 2+2 sports car is powered by a proven 2.0-liter turbocharged T-GDI four-cylinder petrol unit (as used in the Optima), tuned to put out a healthy 315 horsepower, and mated to a close-ration six-speed manual transmission that sends those raw power to its big, fat rear wheels. speaking wheels, the Stinger sits on custom 20-inch aluminum center-lock wheels (!) with carbon fiber inserts, wrapped in 275/35R-20 Pirelli P-Zero performance rubbers for the rear and 235/35R-20 items up front.

other highlights, inside and out, include Brembo Gran Turismo two-piece 15-inch cross-drilled rotors and four-pot calipers, custom chassis with independent double wishbone suspension, quick-ratio steering rack, vertical LED headlamps, functional carbon fiber front splitter, transparent A-pillars for expansive 270-degree view for the driver, rear strut-tower brace, LED taillights, dual exhaust ports, billet aluminum door handles, molded leather race-inspired bucket seats, rubber mat flooring, billet aluminum pedals, red-stitched pull straps for interior door handles (the coolest part of the ride, perhaps), D-shaped steering wheel, red LED-illuminated instrument panel and finally, it boast a near-perfect weight distribution of 52/48.

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after reading all the delightful features, when are we going to see one on the road? apparently, there is no plans as yet, but our hope remains high while keep our fingers crossed. in the mean time, we invite you to check out a handful of images of this beauty in the image gallery below.

Published by Mike

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