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Kia UK's Stinger GT420 was meant for the crusher, now it crushes race tracks

The engineers from Kia UK gave it more power, less weight and a new lease on life.

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Kyle Hyatt
Kyle Hyatt (he/him/his) hails originally from the Pacific Northwest, but has long called Los Angeles home. He's had a lifelong obsession with cars and motorcycles (both old and new).
Kyle Hyatt
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2019 Kia Stinger GT420

Kia UK was supposed to send its first Stinger GT to the crusher after it was done testing.

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Being enterprising types, Kia's UK staff didn't do that.

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Instead, they ripped out the interior and sunroof, and added a roll cage.

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They changed the comfy leather buckets out for racing seats.

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They added lap timing equipment and other electronics.

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The Stinger GT was going to the race track.

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To help get it ready to embarrass more expensive cars, Kia's people also gave it a bunch more power and torque.

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They added tons of chassis stiffening measures.

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They added bigger brakes too, one of the stock GT's few weak points.

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Once their mods were all done, they gave it a new livery and called it the Kia Stinger GT420.

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