Category Archives: Kia Stinger 3.3T 2018+

Float Like a Butterfly, Sting like a Kia? – Performance Intercooler Kit R&D, Part 3 – Intercooler Piping Design Plans

Like the Stinger’s launch, we’re also making our own sizable splash and causing some ripples with our intercooler kit. In case you haven’t caught up on your Mishimoto Stinger news, our plan for keeping intake air temperatures down in the Stinger GT means a much larger, much more streamlined intercooler design. The intercooler might be playing a significant role, but it still needs the supporting cast.

Enter the new and improved Mishimoto intercooler piping kit. While it’s still in the planning phase, these bits of … Continue Reading ››

Lasting Impression – Direct Fit Catch Can Kit R&D, Part 1 – Concept and Design

And they’re off! In the proverbial footrace that is the luxury sports sedan market, there have always been a select few—mostly of the German variety—obvious front runners. While Kia/Hyundai has previously tried to place in this race, they’ve always seemed to fall short. They’ve typically fallen in line with the general commuter car vibe. That all changes with the Stinger GT. This new entry gives the KDMs a much-needed boost of energy to add some contention to the competition and a bit of clout to what others might have once considered a run-of-the-mill brand. Kia may have … Continue Reading ››

Float Like a Butterfly, Sting like a Kia – Performance Intercooler Kit R&D, Part 1 – Stock Review

It might be old news by now, but we’re all still getting acquainted with the fact that Kia, in tandem with Hyundai (who’s also bringing their posh baby cousin Genesis along for the ride), have established a much more respectable position in the automotive community. The launch of the Stinger GT helped Kia break out of its chrysalis state not as a run of the mill butterfly, but more like a mantis that’s snatching those fluttering insects out of the sky.

As we went over in … Continue Reading ››

Sting Operation – 2018 Kia Stinger Introduction

“That’s a Kia?” This is the question that I’m sure anyone who knows about the Stinger has heard about the Stinger. It’s the same question that we all asked when the first details trickled in about a heavy hitting road warrior because Kia, up until recently, has pretty much produced the literal definition of a car. Four wheels, usually four doors, and a means of putting the vehicle into motion to get from point A to point B. But times have changed. Now the unlikely underdog is nipping at the heels of highly revered luxury brands, and we … Continue Reading ››