With reveals expected to include the 2015 Ford F-150, the new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and the high-strung Lexus RC F performance coupe (among many others), there are plenty of vehicles we're looking forward to seeing at the Detroit Auto Show. But now, with a rendered teaser image and short press release that includes some savory details, Kia may have just hit the top of our list with its GT4 Stinger Concept. Not even looking at the above image (which you can click to enlarge), Kia managed to grab our interest with just one sentence in said release detailing the car's powertrain: "A turbocharged 2.0-liter that pumps 315 horsepower to the rear wheels."

This low, wide concept has the face of a Kia-fied Audi R8, but the previous teaser stated that the concept will be a 2+2 hatchback. There is little other information to go on, but we'll see the concept car live in just 10 days. Until then, scroll down for the brief press release.
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Behold, the Kia GT4 Stinger...

Kia faithful will immediately notice the latest iteration of the signature grille resting mere inches from the ground. The surround glows white and is flanked by vertical LED headlamps. Front-brake cooling vents funnel air around custom 20-inch wheels. A carbon fiber front splitter mounted below the bumper provides added downforce for the car and keeps the GT4 Stinger's front tires firmly planted to the tarmac.

Under the hood you ask? A turbocharged 2.0-liter that pumps 315 horsepower to the rear wheels.

More to come. Stay tuned.


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      Nick Allain
      • 11 Months Ago
      Probably the next Genesis Coupe platform. With the way they've been taking Hyundai, I wouldn't be surprised to see it as a kia first.
      Scooter
      • 11 Months Ago
      Typical Kia style... nothing looks original about this face.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Scooter
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          Todd Fleming
          • 11 Months Ago
          no scooter is right on, kia has lacked original design since they came out. Recently they "tried" but in the end just copy everything else. Sorry you don't like the facts but use your eyes, their designs dont lie, they copy crap.
          Justin
          • 11 Months Ago
          As has been said repeatedly, they hired Audi's chief designer so their new cars reflect his design. It's not a copy if the same artist is continuing his work.
      poopoohead100
      • 11 Months Ago
      300+ hp? RWD? Hatchback? Shut up and take my money!
        350Zed
        • 11 Months Ago
        @poopoohead100
        300hp + RWD + Hatchback = Never make production (sadly)
          Jeremy Garvin
          • 11 Months Ago
          @350Zed
          2002 bmw m coupe. 325hp Rwd hatch
          • 11 Months Ago
          @350Zed
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          CF
          • 11 Months Ago
          @350Zed
          Agree. At least, not CONUS. Probably be sold in Korea and the UK though. On the upside, maybe Kia will take bigger risks...
          piggybox
          • 11 Months Ago
          @350Zed
          Kia could use Tesla style hatchback
      bK
      • 11 Months Ago
      Take an Audi, copy and paste headlights 6 times on either side and slap that Kia exclusive grille.
      Scooter
      • 11 Months Ago
      Funny that I saw a 2014 Cadenza driving around with new dealer plates with one taillight dead. It was kind of funny.
      Paulevalence
      • 11 Months Ago
      soooo my next car might be a Kia...?
      • 11 Months Ago
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      cpmanx
      • 11 Months Ago
      The vertical headlight treatment is something genuinely new--an intriguing way of dealing with the tall faces of today's cars. Makes me eager to see the rest.
        Kimosen
        • 11 Months Ago
        @cpmanx
        You mean genuinely new...except for Cadillac?
        cpmanx
        • 11 Months Ago
        @cpmanx
        Completely different style. I mean, just look: http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2014-cadillac-cts-first-drive/med/#photo-1074693/
          Kimosen
          • 11 Months Ago
          @cpmanx
          Different than THAT Cadillac, but the Escalade, ELR and Ciel & Elmiraj concepsts all have vertically stacked LEDs.
      flammablewater
      • 11 Months Ago
      Oh please let this be a real thing that I can buy. And I hope the "+2" seats aren't just a storage bench like in the FR-S.
      joerunnerrunner
      • 11 Months Ago
      looks like a knock off r8
        mazeroni
        • 11 Months Ago
        @joerunnerrunner
        Peter Schreyer has been with Audi/VW family since the early 90s. All recent Kia vehicles have elements we first saw during his tenure under Audi. Hence Audi's comments about having regret about not keeping him around. It makes sense that he would adapt what he sees as 'good design' into his other projects.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @joerunnerrunner
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      Jonathan
      • 11 Months Ago
      If this thing looks as good as it might and they actually build it, it will fly off the shelves. Right now the affordable rear wheel drive sports car (non-muscle car) market is limited; just off the top of my head there's the MX-5, the GT86 twins, Genesis coupe, and Nissan Z. Build it!
      throwback
      • 11 Months Ago
      I like what I see so far. A two door GT perhaps?
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