When the Kia Stinger GT first came out, it had its sights firmly set on rival models such as the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Lexus IS. But Kia seems to be a tad more ambitious these days, pulling off skits like pitting the all-new Kia Forte against a Lamborghini Aventador on a racetrack, at standstill.

With this video however, the humour gets dialled way down, and there are three professional drivers behind the wheel of each car – the Stinger, Panamera and 640i Gran Coupé – for a proper performance-oriented showdown. In terms of pricing, the Germans cost nearly twice as much as the Korean – in the US, the Panamera costs $90,900, while the 640i costs USD $89,195. In Malaysia, it’s RM890k for the Porsche, and RM789k for the BMW.

The benchmark runs comprise of four main “obstacles,” that is the zero to 60 mph (0 to 96 km/h) sprint, G-force cornering, slalom run and an all-out hot lap on the track. We’ll spare you the details, but trust us, you’ll be surprised with the results.

The star of this show is none other than the Stinger GT, seen here packing a limited slip differential to go with the 3.3 litre Lambda II V6 engine that produces 365 hp at 6,000 rpm and 510 Nm of torque from 1,300 to 4,500 rpm. It is by far the most powerful series production Kia, ever.

There’s no all-wheel drive badge on the tailgate, so this particular unit is rear-driven, receiving power from an eight-speed automatic transmission. This enables the Korean GT to sprint from nought to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds before maxing out at 269 km/h.

Back home, the Stinger GT made a brief appearance last November, but it’s not known if the car will be introduced here. “If possible, we would like to bring in the Stinger to the Malaysian market, but it will have to depend on the demand and legibility,” said Nazman S.H.C Yusof, head of Naza Kia Malaysia, in May last year.

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