The original Kia Stinger GT pre-production model basically stole the Detroit Auto show less than a year ago. Now, a production version of the 2018 Stinger is nearing completion. Kia has release some bold claims about the new car. For example, Kia claims that the Stinger GT with its twin-turbo V6 does a 0-60 MPH in 4.7 seconds. This makes it quicker than a Porsche Panamera V6.
2018 Kia Stinger
The base car is a rear-wheel-drive model with a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine.
2.0T : 255 hp @ 6,200 rpm and 260 lb-ft @ 1,400 – 4,000 rpm: 0-60 MPH in 5.9 seconds.
2018 Kia Stinger GT
The next step up in the lineup is the GT model, which is equipped with a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 gasoline engine.
3.3TT V6 AWD: 365 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 376 lb-ft @ 1,350 – 4,500 rpm: 0-60 MPH in 4.7 seconds. Top speed: 167 MPH
Kia reminds us that this power rating is more than the Audi S5 Sportback and the BMW 440i GranCoupe. Ironically, the Kia Stinger’s design was influenced by Audi, and chassis and suspension engineering coming via Albert Biermann who used to work at BMW.
OK, these are impressive claims, but here is the most surprising part. Car and Driver reports that the new Stinger GT will start around $39,895, and the base Kia Stinger with a 2.0-liter turbo engine will come in at $32,795. What?! This is a great value when compared against possible competitors with a similar performance envelope and features. By the way, the Panamera V6 that was mentioned earlier starts at $85,000.
Check out this latest image gallery of the Stinger GT.
The Stinger will be available with rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. The AWD system employs a Dynamic Torque Vectoring system for enhanced stability and cornering performance.