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Kia takes a stab at building a proper sport sedan

Four doors, two turbos and 365 horsepower add up to one exciting Korean sport sedan. Check out the 2018 Kia Stinger.

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We all thought that it would be called "the GT," but Kia Motors instead chose to dub its new sport sedan the 2018 Kia Stinger.

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It's a dumb name, but the sport five-seater boasts some impressive specs and a delightfully aggressive appearance.

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Two powertrain options will be available: a 2.0-liter, turbocharged I4 and a 3.3-liter, twin-turbo V6.

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The four-banger is good for a stated 255 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

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However, the numbers that have everyone buzzing are the V6's 365 horses and 376 pound-feet. Kia is shooting for a 0-62 mph time of 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 167 miles per hour for the V6.

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Also noteworthy is the Stinger's rear-wheel drive configuration with the option for all-wheel drive with torque vectoring.

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Rounding out the performance firsts for the Korean automaker is Kia's first ever electronically adjustable suspension.

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The model features the trendy liftback design that blends hatchback utility, a coupe-like profile and sedan practicality.

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The 2018 Kia Stinger should be on sale here in the US late in 2017 at a yet unannounced price.

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