The 2020 Kia Stinger GTS Limited-Edition debuts at the New York Auto Show with a special orange paint job and ready to drift. The Limited-Edition Kia Stinger GTS has options: RWD, AWD and the new drifting style D-AWD. Kia combined the best features to create this third mode for buyers: Drift Mode. The GTS will still be offered in RWD and AWD, but the D-AWD will be the marketing focus for the limited-edition GTS model.
The D-AWD system features a mechanical limited-slip rear differential for improved traction and power distribution. Kia commented that the control logic has been tuned with a new transmission shift pattern, improved stability control, enhanced slip control, and counter steer detection. All the enhancements are geared to release your inner drifter.
The Stinger GTS with D-AWD will have three different drive modes: comfort, sport and drift. Comfort modes sends 60 percent of power to the rear, sport mode sends 80 percent to the rear, and drift mode gives the rear wheels 100 percent control. When the driver is in drift mode, it will also hold gears to maintain power. Both rear tires receive balanced power when the driver throttles hard leaving a corner, letting the tail drift out. What’s up Fast and the Furious? The powertrain remains the same as previous Stinger models with the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. The 365 horsepower option is paired with an eight-speed transmission.
This limited-edition GTS gets exclusive Federation Orange paint with a Stinger emblem on the rear. The GTS features a carbon fiber hood, side mirror caps, and side vents. The interior of the GTS features a Chamude headliner, an Alcantara steering wheel and center console, a wireless smartphone charger, a 720-watt Harmon/Kardon sound system, and a sunroof.
The automaker will start production on the GTS this spring with a limited run of 800 units. The RWD model starts at $44,995, and the AWD model starts at $47,495.
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