Korean car maker Kia has many beautiful designed cars and known for reliability. Even Kia revealed many astonishing concept cars so far, but GT4 Stinger is most aggressive and beautiful concept car from of Kia motors.
Kia revealed this concept car in 2014 Detroit Auto Show. Not get confused with Stinger performance sedan which is currently on the market. This aggressive concept car was a truly affordable enthusiast machine for the younger audience. This concept showing a traditional Grand Touring Car and embrace the elemental experience of truly engaging with the vehicle.
It weighed 1,304 kg with weight distribution is nearly perfect at 52% up front and rest 48% at the rear. GT4 Stinger was rear-wheel drive machine and also features the quick ratio steering rack for better and uncompromised control.
Under the hood, the car has Kia’s 2.0-liter turbocharged direct injected (T-GDI) four-cylinder engine which is able to produce 315 horsepower, 6-speed manual transmission and its engine was derived from Kia Optima race car.
GT4 Stinger’s design was modern and sleek and the actual driveable concept car, unlike other concepts cars. It was built with custom tube frame chassis. It was affordable and small rear-drive car and give competition to Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S.
A car had a modern but futuristic design with incredible simplicity. In the front, the car had Kia’s signature grille and surround verticle glows white LED headlamps. LED illuminate taillights were from inside the outer edge of the black panel and above the exhausts in the bumpers were giving look to car odd from the crowd.
This car is unique itself because it is from the South Korean car manufacturer. Its new thing because Korean companies have cars almost in all segments – Hatchbacks, compact sedans, mid-size sedans, crossover, SUVs, MUVs, minivans and even they have luxury sedans. So there is one segment is nearly untouched by them and it is performance cars or sports cars. South Korea doesn’t have the sports car like Genesis long or mainstream history of motorsports and performance cars. With few coupes or sports car, for example, Genesis Coupe was the good car but it is not so popular among enthusiasts or tuners and even on racing tracks.
Kia GT4 Concept was a Korean car to become a serious competitor of Subaru BRZ, Ford Mustang, Mazda MX-5, Nissan 370z and other cars.
But sadly that we never got this astonishing concept car with number plates. This car never came in reality like most other concept vehicles. Kia had started new thing somewhere and it would become the milestone and set some trends, but unfortunately, it is not for now.