Kia Motors America (KMA) revealed the all-new GT4 Stinger Concept at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. The new concept car is powered by a the Kia’s proven 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline direct injected (T-GDI) four-cylinder engine that delivers an impressive 315 hp. The engine is bolted to a six-speed manual transmission that sends the power to the rear wheels, wrapped in 275/35R-20 Pirelli P-Zero performance tires.
Custom 20-inch aluminum center-lock wheels feature carbon fiber inserts for strength and weight reduction. Behind these wheels, we find the Brembo Gran Turismo two-piece 15-inch cross-drilled rotors and four-piston calipers with plenty of stopping power.
Under the GT4 Stinger’s sculpted “Ignition Yellow” body, there is a accustom chassis with independent double wishbone suspension. The GT4 Stinger Concept previews a new design philosophy for Kia and the vehicle comes with a new front grille, LED vertical headlamps, front-brake cooling vents integrated into the front bumper, as well as a carbon fiber front splitter mounted under the bumper that provides added down force.
The long hood embraces the front wheel arches and completes the front design, while the two-chrome accent pieces add visual interest. Transparent A-pillars provide a more than 70-degree view from the driver’s seat. Around back, the body widens to cover the large 275-series Pirelli rubber. The glass hatch opens to reveal a built-in storage compartment and rear strut-tower brace.
The LED taillights illuminate from inside the outer edge of a blacked-out panel just above the dual exhaust ports in the rear bumper. The interior features billet-aluminum door handles, a D-shaped steering wheel, red LED-illuminated instrument panel with large tachometer and hear indicator. What’s more interesting is that the interior does not come with a stereo system because the “audio system starts under the hood and the speakers are the exhaust pipes”, according to Tom Kearns, chief designer, Kia Design Center America (KDCA).