The 2018 Kia GT production version has returned in a new teaser trailer ahead of its official premiere in January during the North American International Auto Show.
The second teaser is promising a liftback, a more practical take on the once traditional sedan body style, but more importantly we’re going to be treated to a rear-wheel drive Kia able to sprint from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 5.1 seconds. And that means it will be the quickest Kia ever off the line. The teaser seems to present the GT on track next to the Namyang R&D center in South Korea – and we already know the model is capable of 244 kph (151 mph) in Germany at the Nürburgring, while its official site (TheCurveAhead.net) promises in a black and white image a total of more than 280 kph (174 mph).
First showcased as the 2011 GT concept, the production version GT will receive a full array of four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines, with the flagship packing the company’s latest biturbo 3.3-liter V6. In Hyundai’s Genesis-branded premium models, the new unit maxes out at 365 horsepower (272 kilowatts) and 376 pound-feet (509 Newton-meters). The model might actually bear a different name when it arrives in front of the crowd on January 8, 2017 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.