No you don’t need glasses. What you’re looking at really is a Kia.
Cool, right? Officially called the GT Stinger, this provocatively styled coupe has just been unveiled in Detroit and shows how a Kia rival to the wildly-popular Toyota 86 could look.
Designed in the US at Kia’s California studio, the GT is powered by a highly-worked version of the brand’s venerable 2.0-litre turbo four and sends 235kW to the rear wheels.
Power is shuffled through a close-ratio six-speed manual, with the GT’s custom chassis, lightweight body and independent rear suspension proving it’s more than simply a design exercise – this is a sportscar Kia could actually build.
Fingers crossed it does…
Sign up here to receive the latest round-up of Wheels news, reviews and video highlights straight to your inbox each week.
Want free access to 5 years of Wheels archive content? Sign up now!