Designed in collaboration with Red Bull, the Kia Forte Drift Car is now on display at SEMA 2018 in Las Vegas.
Although the Drift Car started life as an off-the-shelf Forte – Cerato to us – sedan, it now has the Stinger GT's 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 crammed under the bonnet and aligned north-south thanks to "some tricky engineering".
The twin-turbo V6 has a custom intake manifold and is said to develop 280kW of power in this application. It's hooked up to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential transmission and a quick-change rear differential.
Riding on hybrid drift/grip suspension, the Forte Drift Car has been designed to spend its working life going sideways.
Other changes include a hydraulic rear handbrake, wide-body extensions, a roll cage, and a unique aerodynamics package including a large rear diffuser, high-rise rear wing, and enough spoilers to ruin an entire season of Doctor Who.
If you have Renault Clio V6-type itch you want to scratch, Kia seems unwilling to oblige. The company says the Drift Car is one-of-a-kind vehicle and will be the hottest Stinger-powered Cerato/Forte/K3 "you’ll never be able to buy".