Hold Your Breath Because The Kia Stinger Goes From 0-60 Under Just 4.9 Seconds

The Kia is generally considered a safe, economical and middle of the range car. Hoping to change those perceptions, Kia have introduced the new 2018 Stinger with more than a few surprises under its hood.

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The sleek newly designed sport sedan will come with two powertrain options. The more powerful of the two is a twin twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6 that puts out 365-horsepower. The 0-62 mph speed is a mere 4.9 seconds. This is worlds apart from what we have come to expect from Kia in the past and good new for car enthusiasts. The car features rear-wheel drive with transmission coming from an 8-speed.

Their 0-62 mph acceleration results exceeded their expectations as they were aiming at 5.1 seconds. The 2018 Kia Stinger featured prominently at the 2017 Seoul auto show and features a carbon fiber pack. The launch came after months of titillating teasers.

The company made the announcement when unveiling the exciting new Stinger at the 2017 Seoul auto show. They also wowed the crowds with the daring and bold new yellow paint finish and the aforementioned carbon fiber pack. This ultra-light material has been used for the hood vents, air intakes and the grille surround.

According to the Korean automaker, the new Stinger has been in development for some time and borrowed a lot from the 2011 GT concept. They assure the public that it will be “the highest-performance production vehicle in the company’s history”.

Although the performance of many cars these days is greatly enhanced by modern technologies like electronically assisted modifications that allow the average 707-horsepower to easily make the 4.9 seconds mark. But bear in mind, we are not talking about some massive muscle car that we would expect that from. Now, the humble Kia will rocket past them.

The slightly more subdued model Stinger also comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 at 255-hp. It will also be available elsewhere as a 2.2-liter inline-4 diesel, also turbocharged. Expect to start seeing them in showrooms, or cruising past you on the motorway, later in the year.