The RWD GT concept from Kia | LA Auto Show 2011
Kia Motors maybe the fastest growing car company in the world, thanks to Peter Schreyer who brought with him a whole new design direction for Kia, when he moved from Audi. This can be seen in concepts such as the GT at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2011. Kia’s first ever rear-wheel-drive concept was first show at Frankfurt Motor Show, earlier this year. The GT is said to be inspired by iconic GT cars from the 1970’s. The aeronautical theme explains the multi-piece propeller-style alloys, carbon-fibre wheels, the jet-themed rear-view cameras, the low-slung front air intake, the aerodynamically efficient rear diffuser and the winglets that curve in from the front flanks and flow into the headlamps. Playback from the cigar-shaped rear-view cameras is displayed on a pair of compact and thin LED screens mounted on the doors, positioned in the driver’s line of sight. The brake calipers are finished in copper. A turbocharged 3.3-litre Lamda V6 T-GDI propels this creation. It is matched to an 8-speed automatic putting out 390 horses and 534Nm torque.