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Kia Stinger Will Fly To 60 MPH In 4.9 Seconds

Kia Stinger Will Fly To 60 MPH In 4.9 Seconds

Kia surprised many back in January when it revealed the Stinger GT sedan. The rear-wheel-drive sedan is anything but a typical Kia, a trend that continues with the car’s performance stats, which include a zero to 60 mph time of around 4.9 seconds.

This week Kia revealed the car in South Korea and provided the additional statistics on the Stinger GT. It is worth noting that the 4.9 second figure is technically to 62 mph, so the actual North American figure will likely be a touch lower than that. Kia had originally said the company wanted

Of course, that statistic comes from the Stinger’s optional 365 horsepower twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6 engine and eight-speed automatic combination. Those who don’t want quite that much power in their Kia and opt for the base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 255 horsepower.

In the grand scheme of things, a 4.9 second zero to 60 time isn’t mind-blowing. The newsworthy element and aspect that is difficult to wrap your head around is the fact we’re talking about a rear-drive Kia sedan here. Yeah, think about that.

You won’t have to think long. The Stinger GT will be on sale later this year.

 





 

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  1. germeezy1
    Apparently the initial trap speed, and elapsed time drag numbers for the Stinger were a tad bit conservative. That being said I still do not fear the Stinger, and have real world experience to back my assertions.
    SalCollaziano
    CobaltSSKing
    Its so obvious that it is. It has to get recertified or something lol.


    Damn impressive coming from Kia. I expected this first from Genesis Motors. This car already has a huge following everywhere. The G70 is smaller, lighter, and is tuned for even more power. It's going to be a legitimately quick car. Lots of good stuff coming from South Korea lately - and in various articles where brands like Lexus, Mercedes, BMW, and Audi are mentioned - there's also mention of Genesis and Kia. They've come a long way very quickly. The K900 is also very impressive for what it is. It can't run with the big dogs yet - but it's an aspiring vehicle for owners of cars like the Optima...
    CobaltSSKing
    SalCollaziano
    The Stinger's horsepower and torque is a bit under-rated...


    Its so obvious that it is. It has to get recertified or something lol.
    SalCollaziano
    Andrew_L
    Wow that's impressive. I would have thought for sure the SS would have been faster.


    The Stinger's horsepower and torque is a bit under-rated...
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