/2011 IAA: Kia GT Concept

2011 IAA: Kia GT Concept

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The new Kia concept car officially unveiled last night in Frankfurt. And it’s simply called the GT.

The GT in may ways is a first for Kia. It is their first rear-wheel-drive car, and the first sporty four-door. Kia says this car allows them to explore exciting new design directions.

This focus of dynamism and pace is sharpened by the car’s aeronautical theme, headlined by the multi-piece propeller-style alloy and carbon-fibre wheels, the jet-themed rear-view cameras, the low-slung front air intake, the aerodynamically efficient rear diffuser and the winglets that curve in from the front flanks and flow into the headlamps.

Although some of the design cues from the GT will be used in upcoming production models, but most of it is just for the sake of show, stuff like suicide doors, glass instrument panel, LEDs on the dashboard and floating single-piece seats.

Apart from the design, the GT also features a 400 hp V6 engine mated to an 8-speed transmission. Kia is really shifting toward making sportier cars!

Technical Details:

Engine:            Lamda V6, 3.3-litre T-GDI [turbocharged, gasoline direct injection]
Transmission:    8-speed automatic
Max power:       395 PS
Max torque:      534 Nm

Length              4690 mm
Width                1890 mm
Height               1380 mm
Wheelbase        2860 mm

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