It is rumoured that Kia has built an updated version of the GT Concept that was showcased at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The revamped GT Concept could be virtually production ready suggests a report on AutoVisie.
The Dutch report states that the company is looking to unveil the new car in any one of the upcoming international motor shows with the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show and the 2016 North American International Auto Show being high up on the preferences.
There are no further details on the GT Concept but a production ready version could certainly mean that the suicide doors could be replaced with normal ones and the carbon fibre rims could be replaced with alloy wheels.
The 2011 Kia GT Concept featured a distinctive front with LED headlights and a copper signature line that runs from the base of the A-pillar to the rear. The concept also featured an aeronautical themed propeller styled wheels made from carbon fibre and jet themed rear view cameras. The GT Concept was Kia’s first ever rear wheel drive vehicle, featuring a Lamda V6 3.3L T-GDi Turbocharged engine that produced 395 PS and 534 Nm of torque.
Its glass instrument panel features three layers of organic LEDs. These are designed to give a three-dimensional depth and display information for the driver, without the need of controls, buttons and displays. This instrument panel is designed to float above the centre console, enhancing the cabin’s sense of space. Needless to say, these features would be paired-down on the production model.
[Source – AutoVisie]