Kia's rear-wheel drive sports saloon may be labelled as a true Grand Touring vehicle, but that doesn't mean the 2018 can't be fun or drift around an empty tarmac lot and make some nice doughnuts.
At a recent event in Korea, Kia took the task of destroying those Stinger rear tires seriously and you can even see tire pieces fly off here and there. Spectators were certainly thrilled by the demonstration, at least that's what it sounds like amid the dulcet tones of tires screeching.
Of course, doughnuts alone won't be enough to show off the Stinger's MacPherson front and multi-link rear suspension, nor will the world know that those wheels are hiding Brembo vented disc brakes.
But it certainly draws attention and potential buyers could be hooked once they find out about the range-topping model's twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6. Paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, the Stinger is capable of cranking out 265 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. That's enough to accelerate the sport sedan to 62mph in a brisk 4.9 seconds.
Though drifting in an automatic is possible, we don't suggest doing so unless you're experienced and willing to burn a set of new tires. Automatics can drift but they generally aren't very good at it due to lack of control.