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    1. #26
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      This thing looks awesome, but hopefully that 0-60 in 5.1 is typical manufacturer sandbagging. It's a half second slower than the 3.0T A7. I wonder what it weighs.
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      Looks nice!

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      The A7-esque profile is nice and the rear end has a bit of a Maserati feel to it with those taillights (Gran Turismo, I think).

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      Quote Originally Posted by Jordan 191 View Post
      Not trolling, but haven't previous attempts by Hyundai/Kia to build enthusiast cars been plagued by poor reviews of driving characteristics?
      Not for KIA Euro division, which this GT is developed by.

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      5.1 to 60 is SLOW for almost 400hp TT v6 sedan..

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      Quote Originally Posted by amdmaxx View Post
      5.1 to 60 is SLOW for almost 400hp TT v6 sedan..
      It's a Hyundai/Kia product. For whatever reason their stated output seems to be slightly out of whack with the performance numbers. We'll see- hopefully this is just a conservative time from the manufacturer.
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      I think this is a great looking car and I really hope that it's popular because I always am going to root for new RWD platforms, and this is a really nice looking car with a lot of it's own styling cues to go along with healthy dashes of Audi and Mercedes. If it drives well and holds up well, then awesome!

      But then we're usually wowed by the 'package' that is presented to us, and if it "checks all the boxes", but many times the whole is not as great as the sum of the parts. I think a 5.1 to 60 a good number, that is on par with a CTS 3.6 or say a Fusion Sport. I'm curious to see what this thing weighs also.

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      Loving the Hyundai/Kia comeback story. I remember when they were basically a laughing stock in the 80's, 90's and most of the 00's. Now since like 2011 and the new Sonata, they've seriously been outdoing themselves with each new model. Can't wait to see how this drives and how it sounds.
      IMO, it's 2017 and it's time for this narrative to end. Kia/Hyundai can either stand on their own two feet and make good cars, or they can't. (really, they can, but the question is will they)

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      Quote Originally Posted by Jordan 191 View Post
      The name Stinger seems odd for this car.
      At least they're keeping away from the alphanumeric k9 chit. Although I do get a laugh out of K900
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      Quote Originally Posted by amdmaxx View Post
      5.1 to 60 is SLOW for almost 400hp TT v6 sedan..
      It's pretty tame for a 3.3L TWIN-turbo V6 to only make 365hp.....while other companies are cranking 400hp from a single/twin-turbo 3.0L.


      I wonder if the rear is a trunk or a liftgate.

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      Quote Originally Posted by someguy123 View Post

      I wonder if the rear is a trunk or a liftgate.
      A lift gate by the looks of it. How big is the car anyway ?

      Love the styling. Wow!
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      It does look pretty good, but I suspect that the transmission will let it down.

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      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      A lift gate by the looks of it. How big is the car anyway ?
      From the press release:

      Setting the manufacturing hard-points of the body-in-white would define Stinger and the engineers looked carefully across a landscape dotted with contenders. At 114.4 inches, the Stinger’s wheelbase is longer than the Audi A4, Infiniti Q50, Lexus IS, BMW 4 Gran Coupe and even the Lexus GS and Mercedes CLS[1]. It’s also longer overall (190.2 inches) and wider (73.6 inches) than the others in the segment, allowing for spacious accommodations. The Stinger’s cargo area is also larger than many in its class, with enough space for full-size luggage or golf bags and a power liftgate with Smart Trunk functionality is available.
      And yes, it has a hatch.
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      The 2.0T version should be right in the Acura TLX's price range. Acura must be like Especially with the upcoming TLX re-fresh with that busted-a** grill.




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      Not sure about the Stinger name. Kudos to Kia for not using a alpha-numeric name. But Stinger? Did a 10 year old boy come up with that name?

      The Lexus IS and GS were my go-to for a upscale sedan. But the Stinger though But the Lexus has its dealership experience though.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mx5er View Post
      Not sure about the Stinger name. Kudos to Kia for not using a alpha-numeric name. But Stinger? Did a 10 year old boy come up with that name?
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      Eh. It's a big sedan. We know kia can make a good looking car based on the prior gen optima. I'm not sure why this is so exciting to people, especially since the Genesis sedan, which is also very good looking, doesn't get near the attention around here.

      Looking fwd to when hyundai and or kia offer a replacement to the Genesis coupe. That will be something to get excited about!

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      Dam impressive, good bang for the buck probably. Transmission though? I can imagine some slug business after 50,000 miles like Nissan/Infiniti lol.

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      Truly a next-level effort from Kia. This is fkng awesome. Pleeeeeease let this be the first Kia with performance and driving feel that matches the styling.

      Shall we start speculating on starting price? $42-45K neighborhood, maybe?
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      Looks great. TT-V6 performance numbers sound weak, and if my current Kia is any indication, the power number are grossly overstated. Hopefully the transmission is good. I also hope it will be offered with some nice colour interiors. A nice rich caramel would be great.

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      Quote Originally Posted by kraut_pauer79 View Post
      Shall we start speculating on starting price? $42-45K neighborhood, maybe?
      I'd guess less than that, I'd expect it to start around $35k. A base G80 starts at $41,400.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      I'd guess less than that, I'd expect it to start around $35k. A base G80 starts at $41,400.
      Hmmm...an Optima SX Limited just barely crests $36K. The base Stinger will come with that car's engine, but this is a bigger car with RWD and a serious style statement and totally different place in the market. Yes I know Kia are the masters of value, but I will be truly blown away if this car comes in under $40K to start.
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      Needs more tubular front bumper material to use that name.

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