GT4_Stinger_1Kia has released a teaser image of the GT4 Stinger concept car ahead of its Detroit Motor Show debut.

The GT4 Stinger is a rear-wheel drive sports car powered by a 315hp 2.0-litre turbo.

Yes, a rear-wheel drive Kia. With 315hp. Called Stinger. Bring it on.

As will all modern Kias, the GT4 Stinger will feature designer Peter Schreyer’s ‘tiger nose’ grille – giving it clear identity as a Kia.

For the first time, however, the surround glows white and vertical LED lights complete the modern look. Snarly.

The front-brake cooling vents and carbon fibre front splitter are most un-Kia like, designed to appeal to petrolheads never before attracted to the Kia brand.

We’ll find out more about the GT4 Stinger at its unveiling on January 13 2014.