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Kia V-8 "GT" Concept Leaked

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On: Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 9:15AM | By: Chris Weiss

Kia V-8 "GT" Concept Leaked

We've heard Kia will introduce two V-8-powered, RWD sports cars within the next few months, and we knew the first was coming at the Frankfurt Motor Show. What we didn't know is that a whole bunch of pictures of it were going to leak a little early. A handful of pictures of Kia's sporty concept have leaked, providing views from nearly every angle.

After seeing Kia's first set of photos, I didn't have high hopes for the concept, and it looks like I was right. From pretty much every individual angle, this thing is awkward. The front-end just looks scarred with those thin, vertical inlets and the rear looks like an uninspired table top. From some angles, it appears like the profile is the winner, but when viewed straight on, the roofline just looks too long. When you add that to the flat rear-end, you're left with a station wagon-like appearance. Not a big winner in my book.

A pair of rear-hinged suicide doors allow for plenty of entry room into the minimalistic interior. The sports sedan offers four bucket seats and a clean dash with what looks like a touchscreen display and a leather steering wheel.

Rumors and good sense indicate that the car will borrow a Hyundai V-8—either the 4.6-liter or 5.0-liter version from the Genesis line.

We'll have to wait for Frankfurt for the rest of the official details. Until then, check out all the pictures and decide for yourself: triumph or flop.

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