Pre-production Kia Stinger GT at the 'Ring' Drives

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    The front-end grips really well (Michelin Pilot Super Sports on 225/40/19 front, 255/35/19 rear - Australian cars set to wear Continentals) and the inherent balance of the car is very much like a new BMW 5 Series than anything Kia has ever made before.

    The BMW connection to the Stinger could be felt through the solid steering system, which, although a tad lighter than we probably wanted (especially in Sport mode), provided good communication and feedback from the front wheels even when things got hairy.
    Not surprised w/ the familiarity of feel w/ the new 5 Series due to the connection w/ former M division head, Albert Biermann, and the Stinger being more similar in size and weight to the 5 Series (than the 3 Series).


    The switch to AWD was disappointing, because it was ultimately a better car. Despite weighing an extra ~50kg and showing more hints of understeer, it took the RWD’s surefootedness one step further, allowing for earlier acceleration out of the fast corners and a general sensation of confidence that its lighter brother couldn’t match.
    http://www.caradvice.com.au/559261/2...tinger-review/





    http://www.motoring.com.au/kia-sting...review-107637/


    Bodes well for the G70 - which according to Hyundai will be sportier than the Stinger (in part due to being smaller and lighter).
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    Re: Pre-production Kia Stinger GT at the 'Ring' Drives

    This is the Korea era, before the Chinese come, then India, oh wait, the Indians are already here with Jaguar

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    Re: Pre-production Kia Stinger GT at the 'Ring' Drives

    So.....



    is the special edition going to be called the Ring Stinger?


    Who the hell approved this abomination? Hidden Content

    I bet it was some dumbarse in Detroit Hidden Content

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    Re: Pre-production Kia Stinger GT at the 'Ring' Drives

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    is the special edition going to be called the Ring Stinger?


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    Re: Pre-production Kia Stinger GT at the 'Ring' Drives

    Quote Originally Posted by YEH View Post
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    With the turbocharged four-cylinder Stinger expected to start around $30,000 and the twin-turbo V-6 Stinger GT hoping to come in just under $40,000 and top out around $50,000, it’s playing right in the heart of the market with competitors of all types.
    It's a good bet that these will sell reasonably well.

    I still find it more than a little frustrating that GM seems to be unwilling (for years) to compete in this market segment for Buick and Chevrolet. Affordable rwd sedan.

    Is GM really protecting Cadillac by not offering a cheaper alternative?

    Hopefully they're taking this into account for the next-gen Impala.

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    Re: Pre-production Kia Stinger GT at the 'Ring' Drives

    Quote Originally Posted by VS Ute 5Litre View Post
    So.....



    is the special edition going to be called the Ring Stinger?


    Stinger Black Edition:
    https://http://stingerforums.com/threads/kia...k-edition.368/

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    It's a good bet that these will sell reasonably well.

    I still find it more than a little frustrating that GM seems to be unwilling (for years) to compete in this market segment for Buick and Chevrolet. Affordable rwd sedan.

    Is GM really protecting Cadillac by not offering a cheaper alternative?

    Hopefully they're taking this into account for the next-gen Impala.
    Yeah, I don't get it either. GM does performance very well so I don't get why they can't have a Chevy and Buick with some actual power. The new Regal GS isn't going to be it.

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    Re: Pre-production Kia Stinger GT at the 'Ring' Drives

    [QUOTE=Sal Collaziano;6795938]Stinger Black Edition:
    [url]https://http://stingerforums.com/threads/kia

    Chevy had the SS but didn't follow the formula of the Pontiac G8, which had a base model V6 available for the people who didn't want to spend $45k on a GXP.
    The SS should have had an actual name, with the SS being the up-level performance variant, but I think GM knew the SS would only be around for a few years
    and wanted a way to get rid of some excess Australian inventory, so they slapped some badges on it and shipped them to the states for its swan song.

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    Re: Pre-production Kia Stinger GT at the 'Ring' Drives

    Quote Originally Posted by EJD1984 View Post
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    It's a good bet that these will sell reasonably well.

    I still find it more than a little frustrating that GM seems to be unwilling (for years) to compete in this market segment for Buick and Chevrolet. Affordable rwd sedan.

    Is GM really protecting Cadillac by not offering a cheaper alternative?

    Hopefully they're taking this into account for the next-gen Impala.
    Agree 100% with everything you said. I would be one of the ones near the front of the line to buy an Alpha 2 based Impala.

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