When you think about the act of getting stung and how sharp a stinger can be on an insect you don’t want to be stung at all. The discomfort and pain that’s inflicted is certainly something you would have rather avoided, but when we’re talking about cars, you might take a different approach. The new 2018 Kia Stinger is ready to come to the market by the end of this year and we got a great look at this car at the Detroit Auto Show, but now this car has made its way to the track to be something you want to be stung by.
The 2018 Kia Stinger is a car that brings us a dynamic of interest and intrigue in order to be a car that can offer us more of what we want on the road than any Kia in the past. If you want a car from this brand that brings you the athleticism and precision you would have expected from a BMW model, this is the right car for you to choose and it’s making quite an impression already. The Stinger has recently been seen testing at the track of Nurburgring and is a car that can rip around this exciting loop as fast as you would ever want to go.
Powered by a 3.3-liter V6 engine this car is one that will offer us both RWD and AWD. There is development in the works for more mild mannered versions of the Stinger with 2.0 and 2.2-liter engines, but the one that has our attention is the more powerful GT model. This is the car that you see in the video below ripping around the track at Nurburgring as a car that gives you the driving excitement you’ll love and the qualities you can easily enjoy on the track or out on the road.
In order to qualify as a car that Kia wants to build, each of the prototypes offered have to be put through a 480-lap Nurburgring validation program, which extends for 6,200 miles. This validation program allows the engineers and designers of this car to work on and refine the aerodynamics in order to make the Stinger a better car overall and one that will easily be offered as the sports car that you want to drive. This is a car that can excite you and that you know you can drive, unlike some of the high powered sports cars we often see making this lap.
In fact, the drivability of the 2018 Kia Stinger is part of the selling of this car. This is a car that’s not about getting to the destination first, but getting there in a fun way that offers you the luxury and comfort you want. The Stinger GT is expected to be a powerful and hard edged car with the driving dynamics you’ll be amazed by while offering you the grace and elegance of a car that will be easy to enjoy on a weekend cruise.
Production for this car is slated to begin soon while the sales won’t begin for the 2018 Kia Stinger until the fourth quarter of this year. That should give us plenty of time to discuss this car that’s more about the passion of the drive and allowing you to have a car that puts you in control of the ride with engagement and qualities you’ll love. If you get stung by the Kia Stinger, you’re not going to feel pain; instead you’ll feel the exhilaration and the excitement of a drive that’s amazing and powerful while refined and comfortable at the same time.