A top-tier Kia Stinger is already impressive with a 3.3-liter turbo V6 rated at 365hp and 376 lb-ft of torque, but CarAdvice says an even more powerful V8 powered variant could be on its way to the States.
Kevin Hepworth, Kia's Australia General Manager of Media and Corporate Communications, mentioned the possibility of a V8 could be available to markets outside of Australia. "I believe they're developing one," Hepworth said. "There may be a possibility the US could pick it up. We've not heard about it [for an Australian launch]. We haven't entered into discussion for a V8."
If this is true, we could see Hyundai's Tau V8 engine in said high-performance Stinger. Already available in the Genesis G90, G90 and Equus, the 5.0-litre unit is good for 420 hp and 383lb-ft of torque.
According to Graeme Gambold, the Stinger suspension specialist, the chassis is more than ready for a power boost. "Apparently it's very strong and robust, no problem, can handle more grunt and all those sorts of things, so I don't think they'll have any problem winding the wick up" he told Wheels.
So far Kia has refused to confirm or deny speculations, which means a V8 Stinger is a possibility.