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More news about Kia’s pro_cee’d GT – the car surfaced last week, a sketch offering the first glimpse of the performance three-door. Now, the first technical details have come about, as well as another sketch.

When it makes its market debut in mid-2013, the pro_ceed GT will be joined by the five-door cee’d GT. Both models will roll off the line at Kia’s manufacturing facility in Zilina, Slovakia.

The company’s first two GT models will be powered by a 1.6 litre Gamma T-GDI engine equipped with a twin-scroll turbocharger and strengthened internal components. Rated power output is 204 hp at 6,000 rpm, up 51% over the non-turbo engine, with torque up by 61% to 265 Nm at 1,750-4,500 rpm.

Performance specs include a 0-100 km/h time of 7.9 seconds for the six-speed manual variant. Revisions to the suspension include stiffer coil springs, and common to both 4.3 metre-long GTs are unique 18-inch alloy wheels with 225/40 series tyres.

Both cars will incorporate unique features befitting their GT suffix, with new grille and lamp clusters, deeper bumpers, red brake calipers and special paint finishes being items of note.

The GT models will also wear jewelry-like, four-point LED daytime running lights, as suggested by the first public sketch of the pro_ceed GT. Meanwhile, the interior will feature Recaro sports seats, alloy pedals and bespoke surface materials. More on it as it gets closer to production, undoubtedly.