During tests in the UK pre-production instance of ultimately the newest KIA Stinger GT S drove over 16,000 km and appeared in episodes of Top Gear and The Grand Tour. The car was planned to dispose of, however, experts of the British division of KIA Motors UK failed to do it.
They decided to keep the car, adapting it to the races on a racing track. To help them volunteered research Institute Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center of the German Mainz. Together, the specialists of Kia and Hyundai introduced the track Stinger GT420.
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Outside so ultimately the newest are distinguishable by the bright color body with numerous stickers of partner companies. Plus the car has received a front splitter, spoiler on the trunk lid and rear diffuser. On the wheels of the car flaunts 19-inch wheels OZ Racing Leggera with Pirelli Trofeo R tires dimension 235/35 and 265/30 front and rear, respectively.
To better tailor the stinger for track specialists KIA Motors UK tried to facilitate the construction of the machine. “Under the knife” let audio system, rear seat belts, airbags and decorative elements of the interior.
Also, the British abandoned the engine cover, rear Windows, PDC, chocks, cowl and tailgate, as well as reinforcement of the rear bumper and glass roofs, instead of which was a steel panel. In total, this helped to facilitate the design of a car is 150 kg, and is subject to specified roll cage, fire extinguisher and sports armchairs-ladles Sparco.
KIA Stinger GT420 is equipped with a standard 3.3-liter V6 engine with two turbines, the output of which was increased from 370 HP and 510 Nm to 428 forces and 560 Nm of torque. This was replaced by the control unit and the candles, sports air filter K&N and exhaust system Milltek Sport without a Converter.
Been refining and automatic transmission. She received a modified management program, which reduced the time of switching of transmission modes Sport and Sport+. Plus on the auto optimized cooling by installation of an enlarged radiator.
In addition, KIA Stinger track GT420 got a modified suspension with lowered Eibach springs Pro and more effective front brakes Brembo.