Fastest Kia ever: Stinger GT
The fastest model in the history of KIA that we started to share with you from the first day when the official details appeared, finally came out in the context of the Detroit Auto Show. We have been learning about the model from the leak information as well as from the informations that KIA has shared in the process up to the day. Let’s take a closer look at the details of the Stinger GT, a car originally equipped with KIA history.
Infrastructure, design and hardware
It is useful to look at the infrastructure of the Stinger GT, which is the fastest of brand history, before we go into its design, because there are important details in this section. The Stinger GT shares the same infrastructure as Hyundai’s new Genesis platform. With this dynamic platform, the new generation MacPherson-type suspension at the front is integrated directly into the driving modes while working, and the adjustable suspension structure of KIA, named as Dynamic Stabiliness Damping Control, is again something first in company’s history. Along with the adjustable suspension structure, the steering and gas reactions are also directly changing in five different driving modes – Personal, Economy, Sport, Comfort and Intelligent.
When we look at the dimensions of the Stinger GT, we are seeing one of the best results of the its class. Stinger, who is in the four-door Gran Tourismo design, has an advantageous structure against competitors like the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and the Audi S5 Sportback. Stinger has a wheelbase of 2,905 millimeters, a length of 4,831 mm and a width of 1,869 mm, with a total weight of approximately 1,900 kg; It finds itself among the best in its class with its length, width and luggage capacity. At Stinger GT, KIA offers a choice of rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive infrastructure, and has completed the model testing process at the Nürburgring, spending a significant amount of time working on the Rigidity (torsion resistance) value.
We have witnessed Detroit in KIA’s loyalty to the GT concept of the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The wide and sharp air intakes in the tampon, which is a single piece image on the front of the Stinger, are consistent with KIA’s next-generation tiger-nose design grid. When we move towards the back of Stinger, we encounter a fastback design that shows the vehicle muscular. In the rear, the sporty four-outlet exhausts and a diffuser that we can simply call it, provide the design integrity of the vehicle.
Moreover, Kia used a great workmanship and materials ( in terms of quality inside ). With the ultra soft Nappa leather on the flooring, you can wake up to a classic KIA feeling when you sit on the seats and head out to the leather-covered steering wheel. On the screen, located in the center of the latino cockpit, the values such as lap time, engine and oil temperature appear if the user is in a performance model. Head-up display section with multimedia screen in the center; Instantaneous speed navigation information, sound adjustment, cruise control and blind spot warning systems. In the sound system part, we can say that a system which satisfies the users is included in the Stinger GT. Harman / Kardon’s premium music system, KIA, 720-watt system with high quality 15 car speakers complement.
At Stinger GT, multimedia accessories as well as driver-assisted electronic systems meet the needs of the classroom. Collision detection and warning, autonomous emergency braking system, pedestrian detection and warning, intelligent adaptive cruise control, lane tracking assistant, active traffic assistant (rear), driver attention alarm and blind spot warning systems are among the outstanding assistants within Stinger.
2018 Stinger GT has a total of three different engine options including two petrol and one diesel engine. Indicating that the diesel engine will be featured at the Geneva Motor Show in Detroit, the KIA officials said this version will be special to the European market. Gasoline engine options range from 2.0 liters to 3.3 liters.
The Stinger GT has a 2.0-liter turbocharged version with 255 horsepower and 352 Nm of torque. The 3.3-liter TwinTurbo V6 is rated at 365 horsepower and 494 Nm of torque. Indicating that both models will be combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission, KIA officially confirmed that the version with six-cylinder engine reached 0,1 to 100 in 5.1 seconds and the maximum speed was 269 km / h.
Albert Biermann, who was transferred from BMW’s M department to KIA in 2014 and was the lead role in the development of the model; “I think the Stinger GT is a very special product for the KIA brand because it is such a design that even such a driving experience never waited on KIA