Tyre-Shredding Kia Stinger GTS Unleashed

2019 Kia Stinger Gts

Kia has unleashed a limited edition Stinger GTS featuring all-wheel drive and drift mode to elicit higher levels of driving engagement.

If you haven’t done so yet, check out our video review of the rear-wheel drive Kia Stinger. It’s sophisticated but still delivers the thrills when you lay the hammer down.

Now, Kia has developed a limited edition Stinger GTS featuring a new D-AWD system which in Kia-speak “has been tweaked to close the gap in behaviour between the AWD-equipped and RWD-equipped Stinger GT”. The Kia Stinger GTS can be had in either all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive guise and only 800 units will be made available to customers.  

The Stinger’s twin-turbocharged 3.3-litre V6 engine with 272 kW and 510 Nm delivers the punch in conjunction with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The AWD system is coupled with a mechanical limited slip differential and by using the Drive Mode Select, varying power can be directed to the rear wheels depending on the type of drive you are after. For instance, Comfort mode sends 60% power to the rear while Sport mode ups the distribution to 80%. For full-on rear-wheel drive fun, the Stinger GTS is equipped with a Drift mode which sends 100% power to the rear wheels and holds the gears without initiating upshifts which guarantees tyre-shredding goodness!

This limited edition Stinger GTS is also offered in a new ‘Federation’ premium orange paint colour and wears carbon fibre parts seen on the tiger nose grille, mirror caps and side vents. The bespoke model also gains a GTS emblem at the rear as well as a centre Stinger emblem.

The interior gains an Alcantara steering wheel and a headliner in Chamude, which is a suede-like material. Other notable features include a sunroof, 720 W Harman Kardon premium sound system and a wireless smartphone charger.

watch the Kia Stinger GTS in action below!

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