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.