More potent Kia Stinger GTR ruled out, for now

The new Kia Stinger, which is set for an Australian launch later this year, hasn’t been taken to the maximum yet, according to Albert Biermann who is responsible for Kia/Hyundai’s performance range.

In an interview with Motoring, Biermann said there could potentially be another model to sit above the current GT range topper.

“The car technically has more potential no doubt,” he told the publication.

However, he also said Kia has no intention to introduce what he described as a “GTR or something” at this stage, as the company wants to evaluate the car’s popularity and identify the model’s customer base before investing in a more potent version.

For now, the 272kW/510Nm 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 Stinger GT will remain the flagship. It is billed as Kia’s fastest-accelerating car ever, capable for hitting 100km/h from a standstill in 4.9 seconds before hitting a top end of 270km/h.

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