Kia presented in the Detroit Show, perhaps the most aggressive prototype we have ever shown. The GT4 Stinger incorporates bold new design brand identity and leaves promises for a future rear wheel drive 2+2 coupe in the lineup. When Kia, the GT4 Stinger is a throwback to the days where driving a car was an intense experience not silenced by electronic devices. The design team of the Kia America approached the design of the GT4 Stinger having driven as reducing weight, functionality and thoroughbred driving pleasure. Under low wedge hood GT4 Stinger is a 4cylinder turbocharged petrol engine 2liter direct injection, with a yield of 315 hp. Power goes through a 6speed manual transmission with short escalation to reach the rear wheels fitted with tires Pirelli P-Zero dimensions 275/35 R/20.
The 20 inch wheels have center bolt and is synthesized aluminum and carbon fiber for increased strength and reduced weight. Through the huge wheels distinguish Brembo Gran Turismo brakes with drilled discs and four piston calipers. The length reaches 4,3 meters, width 1,9 meters and height 1,25 meters, it is obvious that the GT4 Stinger has dynamic proportions, appears also in the photos. It weighs just 1,303 pounds with almost perfect weight distribution 52% front and 48% rear. The long hood and climbs gently covers embossed the front wheelarches creating two prominent muscular wings over. The latest trend of corporate planning Kia has the mask is low to the ground for maximum engine cooling and cold air induction, while the vertically mounted LED luminaires have beside them discreet vents for cooling the front brakes.
A carbon fiber spoiler mounted beneath the front bumper provide extra downforce for better grip. Transparent columns provide visibility over 270 degrees from the driver’s seat, with horizontal slits contribute to weight reduction. A characteristic feature of aesthetic forms and roof that gives the feeling of being suspended and supported only by the rear pillars, giving an aggressive look in profile. On the side, the design of the sill has built vents to enhance air flow to the rear brakes, while the rear glass lid opens to reveal storage space and upper bases of rear shock absorbers. The rear LED lights illuminate through a single black panel just above the exhaust tailpipes in the bumper.
By Nicole P.