2021.01.21.  165,211 reads'That's great!'  The Drive 182, a muscle car made from Kia Motors K5

2021.01.21. 165,211 reads’That’s great!’ The Drive 182, a muscle car made from Kia Motors K5


Camaro, Mustang, and Challenger are considered the symbols of American muscle cars. What would it look like if you made a muscle car in Korea?

Recently, Instagram’Superrenderscars (@superrenderscars)’ is attracting attention by releasing a rendered image that reborn Kia K5 as a muscle car. This rendering is a combination of the K5 and Chevrolet Camaro.

Looking at the image, the K5 muscle car has a shock spin and a large rear wing to realize the ideal combination of a muscle car and a sports car. In addition, the sharp headlights of the K5 and the sharp front design of the Camaro match well.

“Hyundai-Kia Motors has what it takes to produce a sleek and sporty muscle car,” said Autoevoution, a foreign media outlet.

Kia Motors has been making a lot of sporty concepts since the past, but has been focusing on traditional luxury cars rather than muscle cars. One of them, the’GT Concept’, was also released as a mass-produced car.

However, the problem with converting GT into muscle car is that Kia is a global brand. For example, with a 5.0-liter V8 engine, it could be released in the US market, but it may not be a suitable powertrain in Asia or Europe.

Meanwhile, among the domestic models, the closest model to the muscle car was the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. This model has a 3.8 liter V6 engine and was discontinued in 2016.

Reporter Park Do-hoon

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