The GT cometh!!! - Page 5
NEWS
 

  1. Welcome to Kia Optima Forum – General discussion forum for Kia Optima

    Welcome to Kia Optima Forum - a website dedicated to all things Kia Optima.

    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, Join Kia Optima Forum today!
     
+ Reply to Thread
Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 51

Thread: The GT cometh!!!

  1. #41
    OptimaForums Veteran KingFatty's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    1,253
    Year
    2012
    Model
    Black SX Prem. & Tech.
    Looks like it has a nice rear end, wide hips:


  2. Remove Advertisements
    Optima Forums
    Advertisements
     

  3. #42
    OptimaForums Veteran
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    1,149
    Year
    2012
    Make
    Kia
    Model
    Optima SX-T
    Trim
    Premium Touring Package
    __________________________________________________ _______________
    2012 Optima SX w/Premium Touring Pkg, "Spicy Red" | 61K miles
    Purchased 7/2012, built 3/13/2012 at GA plant.
    Mods: LAP3 UncleBoost ECU tune (Stage 1.5+), HKS M40XL Plugs, Saikou Michi OCCs (PCV&Intake), Injen SRI w/hydro-shield, Nameless MP and CP, Theta2 TBS, CP-E CBE, UR Crank Pulley, Ultra Racing FSTB, Eibach Pro-Kit Springs w/TruHart Struts, Advanti Kudos rims,...
    (See my Showroom for details)

  4. #43
    OptimaForums Veteran Waynerm002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    DC Metro
    Posts
    2,850
    Year
    2014
    Make
    KIA
    Model
    Optima
    Trim
    Hybrid
    Good find! Read some info about the BMW 330e plug in hybrid and they are using a 2.0T with an electric motor, it would be nice for KIA to do one as well. I always figure having an engine with a decently powered gas engine to handle the weight, while having an electric motor to boost the power and provide a good battery only driving (say 50 miles) range would be a nice thing. We will have to wait to see what the future brings.

  5. Remove Advertisements
    Optima Forums
    Advertisements
     

  6. #44
    Driver's License
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    341
    Year
    2013
    Model
    Optima SWP
    Trim
    EX
    Really Schreyer??


    Premium & Technology Packages
    LED Taillights
    LED Bumper Lights
    K&N Drop-in filter
    Mud guards
    50 W CREE LED Reverse Lights
    K5 Trunk Emblem

  7. #45
    OptimaForums Veteran
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    1,149
    Year
    2012
    Make
    Kia
    Model
    Optima SX-T
    Trim
    Premium Touring Package
    Another good video/article with Bob Lutz about the Stinger:
    Here's What Bob Lutz Thinks About the Kia Stinger
    __________________________________________________ _______________
    2012 Optima SX w/Premium Touring Pkg, "Spicy Red" | 61K miles
    Purchased 7/2012, built 3/13/2012 at GA plant.
    Mods: LAP3 UncleBoost ECU tune (Stage 1.5+), HKS M40XL Plugs, Saikou Michi OCCs (PCV&Intake), Injen SRI w/hydro-shield, Nameless MP and CP, Theta2 TBS, CP-E CBE, UR Crank Pulley, Ultra Racing FSTB, Eibach Pro-Kit Springs w/TruHart Struts, Advanti Kudos rims,...
    (See my Showroom for details)

  8. The Following User Says Kudos to williamhood For This Useful Post:


  9. #46
    OptimaForums Veteran Waynerm002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    DC Metro
    Posts
    2,850
    Year
    2014
    Make
    KIA
    Model
    Optima
    Trim
    Hybrid
    Good find! It's interesting to hear him speak of how the Korean vehicles had good mechanicals but their design was lacking. Of course we are now having some issue here and there but I guess it is not at a level that puts it into recall territory. Plus, Hyundai/KIA listens to their customers and the press and make running changes throughout a model cycle. He also says the car is of high quality but the lever to unlock the doors don't match up with the rest of the material in the car. Pricing is an area he hopes they do well, he hopes they price it well, which is not cheap but of the quality that it is. Oh, the badge he doesn't like. I wonder what they could come up with that looks premium to match the design of their vehicles now.

    I do wish the presenter had stayed with them to capture their conversation or maybe someone could have them sit down to discuss design like Autoline does from time to time. I would be interested in watching that. I enjoyed this video!

  10. #47
    Riding Lawn Mower
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    27
    Year
    2016
    Make
    Kia
    Model
    Optima (SWP + Blk interior)
    Trim
    LX 1.6T w/ Tech pkg
    TBF, I'm absolutely underwhelmed by the looks. I understand this is all very subjective -- front is ugly, and doesn't look posh and sporty, the sides are just 2015 Optima, and rear is Audi S7(?) and Dodge Charger-esque. Interior is a mish mash of Audi and Mercedes. I only hope it drives really well. Reviews are not half bad. I hope when the car comes out it does well for the brand overall.

    I know Kia can do better, just look at 2017 Cadenza. If you ignore the badge, it's an exquisite automobile. Alex on Autos calls it a credible ES alternative, and I agree.
    2016 Kia Optima LX 1.6T
    Snow White Pearl exterior
    Black interior
    Technology package

  11. #48
    OptimaForums Veteran Waynerm002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    DC Metro
    Posts
    2,850
    Year
    2014
    Make
    KIA
    Model
    Optima
    Trim
    Hybrid
    Testing continues:


  12. #49
    OptimaForums Veteran Waynerm002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    DC Metro
    Posts
    2,850
    Year
    2014
    Make
    KIA
    Model
    Optima
    Trim
    Hybrid
    Found a video compilation of the Stinger, looks like it will be launched on the 23 in Korea.

    https://youtu.be/asU-wcgkwDY



    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

  13. #50
    OptimaForums Veteran KingFatty's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    1,253
    Year
    2012
    Model
    Black SX Prem. & Tech.
    I like the look of the car, and initially was blown away. Early on I found out that the vents on the hood and the sides are cosmetic only, and serve no functional purpose. So now that months have passed, I just can't avoid the fake vents. They stick out like sore thumbs now. I hate them and wish the car was redone to remove them. Or anything, downplay them somehow, they are too gaudy and ostentatious *especially* because they are non-functional only.

    I guess put another way, the only justification for putting such eye-catching vents on a car is if they are functional. But because they are just for the looks, the fake vents just scream cheapness that doesn't belong on this car.

  14. Remove Advertisements
    Optima Forums
    Advertisements
     

+ Reply to Thread
Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. The Bratman hath cometh...
    By Bratman in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-24-2015, 06:24 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.2