Kia Could Make The Stinger GT More Powerful But Won't

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At least not yet.

It literally stole the show at Detroit last January and very soon the all-new Kia Stinger GT performance sedan will arrive in dealerships. Penned by former VW designer Peter Schreyer and engineered by former BMW M boss Albert Biermann, the Stinger GT is new territory for the South Korean brand. Assuming all goes well sales wise, what are the chances of an even more powerful version? Motoring.au recently asked Biermann that very question and, at least for now, a "stronger Stinger" or a "GTR" version isn’t planned.

“The car technically has more potential no doubt, but at this point there is no plan to do more,” Biermann explained. “We have to launch this car, and see how it does in the market place. What kind of customers do we get? What would be their requirement from Kia?” Powered by a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 spitting out 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque, the GT can be had in either rear- or all-wheel drive. Kia claims a 0-62 mph time of 5.1 seconds. The base engine is a respectable 2.0-liter four with 255 hp and 260 lb-ft, but it’s the latter engine Kia management will be watching very closely to help determine whether that "GTS" model is desired by customers.

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“At a later stage, when the GT is more established into a stronger sub-label within Kia, then maybe at some point we need a GTR or something,” Biermann added. “But for now there is nothing going on.”

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