The Kia Stinger Is Officially Quicker Than A Chevy SS

Kia has come a long way.

3y ago

Uhhhhh. Wow. I'm impressed here.

If you talk to anyone that writes or is friends with the Shifting Lanes crew, which you probably haven't, you'll know that I'm not a fan of how this car looks. Most people have been praising it up and down, but I really just don't like it. I also don't like the car as a whole. I think Kia missed a golden opportunity to make a really great 2-door sports car, much like their Stinger GT4 concept pictured below.

If Kia wanted some notoriety, why not do it and show off some prowess with an Mx-5 Miata figher? I'm sure it had a lot to do with sales and not "see what we can do", but I still think they missed the mark. Here's the thing. It largely doesn't matter what I say because the actual, 4-door stinger just beat the Chevy SS, or Holden Commodore, in a 0-60 run. That's legitimately impressive.

Kia, if you're listening, I'm sorry for my transgressions. Please let me drive one. Please?



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Comments (33)

  • It’s a properly quick vehicle and it looks great. Kia has placed performance like BMW 335i within reach of a lot people. Yes it’s not a BMW but it’s well built and will most likely be reliable. My dad would always tell me how Japanese cars were regarded as crap back then cause american and European ruled the world, welcome to the ranks Kia! Good job indeed.

      3 years ago
    • Japanese?

        3 years ago
    • Yes. Back in the 60s and 70s Japanese cars were looked upon as shitty vehicles. History proves otherwise. I’m sorry bro I didn’t make myself clear I get your confusion. People regards Kia as crap just like they did with jap cars back then.

        3 years ago
  • All the butt hurt Australians defending that useless lump of a car the commodore (and falcon.) they are shit cars and have been behind for yonks. And now production has ceased. Good ridence.

      3 years ago
  • fucking clickbait

      3 years ago
  • 5.3 seconds is the slowest 0-60 mph or 0-100 kph time I have ever seen for a Holden. They usually test at 4.5 to 4.6 seconds WITHOUT launch control. Tonight, I spun the tires with a lot of wheel hop and shudder and still turned a 13.19 quarter mile in my stock SS with the original tires.

      3 years ago
  • You can't call something "officially" faster if you get a terrible time for one of them. 5.3 secs shows you didn't do a very good job. They both claim 4.9 secs and tests have shown them both around those times depending on weather. Take them around a track and then make claims. The Kia can't handle very well at all from the reviews so far. While the Stinger GT is a valiant first effort for a company that doesn't make real performance vehicles, it still isn't in the same league overall.

      3 years ago
    • To true. Ditto etc

        3 years ago
    • Australian Stinger's got a unique suspension tune if I remembered correctly.

      And in the test they did put the Commodore SS and Stinger in a 120m long slalom, Singer was still faster.

        3 years ago