These two vehicles are the beginning of a new era. The world has always been blessed with performance cars, since the invention of vehicles. but not every manufacture has made performance cars. Toyota, Ford, Hyundai, Nissan, and all other affordable/conventional car brands have made performance cars, likewise to Mercedes, Audi, and BMW. The change occurring presently is performance cars are being produced more commonly than in the past by affordable manufactures. There are more options, instead of buying a Mustang you can buy a Taurus SHO; instead of buying a Honda NRX you can buy a Civic type R. My point is, affordable, impressive performance cars are being produced by non-luxury brands for a bargain price. Instead of shelling out 100,000 for a quick car you can spend 50 and be blessed with a machine that reaches 60 in 4 seconds, a number once only obtainable by supercars.
Before I dive into this, check out these cars below.
Stinger GT: 365 HP / 3.3L Twin Turbo / v-6 376 lb ft torque / 0-60 time=4.1 seconds
Toyota Supra: 335HP / 3.0L V-6 / 365 lb ft torque / 0-60 time=4.7 seconds
Stinger GT: Gt 39,300 / GTS 44,000 / GT1 45,300 / GT2 50,200
Toyota Supra: 3.0 49,990 / 3.0 Premium 53,990 / Launch Edition 55,250
Both vehicles are phenomenal automobiles. The most obvious difference is the Supra is a coupe with two doors and two seats. The Stinger is more practical with a total of 5 seats and a hatchback like design which offers impressive interior space. The Supra is a few tenths of a second quicker, but the Stinger has more HP. The Supra has a 3 year/36,000 mile basic warranty and a 5 year/60,000 powertrain warranty. The Stinger has a 5 year/60,000 mile basic warranty and a whopping 10 year/100,000 power train warranty. The Stinger warranty is beyond curious, further enticing the consumer to pick one up from the local Kia dealership. This is perhaps the most attractive warranty I have ever heard of. Both cars are impressive, although the Supra gets ragged on for using a BMW engine and “not being the same as the old Supras which possessed 2JZ engines. On the same token the Kia gets ragged on for simply being a Kia. I tell you what, for the money, both cars are impressive and warrant zero backlash. The Stinger has received nothing but great reviews and the Supra has had seldom complaints thus far. For the money and practicality, I would choose the Stinger GT.
Regardless of what you think of these cars, it’s impossible to ignore the shift in automobile production and capabilities. For what once costed 100,000 USD you can acquire a vehicle that can scoot to 60 in under 5 seconds and beat many Mercedes or BMWs in races. What do you think of these vehicles? Which would you choose? Be sure to like and comment below. Thanks -Andrew.