Cool looking, well pieced together and beautifully engineered, the Stinger
comes with a classic pedigree courtesy of its stylist.
That the Stinger
does in no uncertain fashion as we discovered driving the GT S hundreds of miles across the south of England from Cornwall to Sussex.
The Kia Stinger
, which is available at Gravells Kia boasts a twin-turbo V6 with the capability to launch the fiveseater gran turismo from 0-60pmh in a time of 4.
Kia say that the Stinger
is not an all-out sports car and it isn't.
is most definitely a good long-distance motor.
It is not harsh or raucous but smooth and constant yet utterly venomous - and that sets the Stinger
apart in the high performance GT arena.
Flick into sport mode and the Stinger
comes alive, sharpened up in every department yet retaining its poise and composure through adaptive damping.
does that in no uncertain fashion, as we discovered driving the GT S hundreds of miles across the South of England from Cornwall to Sussex.
No, but he does think that the Stinger
"is an inflection point for the brand.
For the Stinger
in particular, passengers were well protected from whiplash, while the effects of pedestrian impact were reduced by an active deployable bonnet.
To drive, the Stinger
puts its German counterparts to shame such is its agility and suppleness although it is not quite as refined nor does it feel as robust.
Available in three trim levels called GT Line, GT Line S and GT S, the Stinger
is Kia's first rear-wheel drive car to be launched into the UK market and is priced from PS31,995 to PS40,495.
KIA's European design studio in Frankfurt, overseen by Peter Schreyer, Chief Design Officer of KIA Motors, and Gregory Guillaume, Chief Designer at KIA Motors Europe, has brought the Stinger
to life by channeling the powerful, elegant spirit of historic grand tourers that transported their owners in style and at speed.
He was joined in the final shoot-down by fellow Gold Tip Pro Tommy Gomez and fellow Bee Stinger
Pro Joseph Goza.
The new family of Stinger
brand compounds, including Stinger
HDD-AG (Arctic Grade) and Stinger
ENVIRO (Non-Metallic), includes highly versatile products that protect drill collars and tool joints under a wide variety of conditions.