Kia GT4 Stinger will rival the Mazda MX-5 and the Scion FR-S

Posted on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 , 04:01:49 byEmil

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Kia GT4 Stinger will rival the Mazda MX-5 and the Scion FR-S

Asian carmaker Kia developed the GT4 Stinger concept at the Detroit Motor Show last year and we do have to admit that it managed to attract a lot of positive attention. It has a crazy look which makes it deserve being called a concept. What a lot of you do not know is that the new model has a proper power train configuration and engine. By painting it orange, the carmaker made sure the model attracts as many gazes as possible.  At a closer look we can see that it looks a lot like an Audi, so we are expecting to hear about these models for quite some time in the next few months. According to different sources, the carmaker might even consider turning the concept into a production version by 2016. One of the engineers involved in the project declared that despite the fact that the model is a complete concept, when developing it, they think about the fact that in case they would have to build it , they would not have to change too much of it. In the future, if the carmaker will consider building the model it would have the same 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, rear-wheel drive architecture and styling cues. Its direct competitors would be the Japanese model, Toyota GT-86 and the Mazda MX-5. Chances are the production version will not be capable of generating more than 300 horsepower like the concept and this only because the model would be made as a more affordable buy from a manufacturer like Kia, which a value-oriented one, as we all know. If we take a quick look in the photo gallery, we can see that the new Kia concept looks sporty and muscular, but it is nothing too exaggerated, not to mention the fact that the carmaker has a new version of their signature grille. To be true, a convertible version of the model would not be too out of the ordinary, if you ask us.