Affordable sports cars can actually cost a small fortune to develop, relative to their modest sales volumes and low profit margins, but that hasn’t dissuaded Kia from sticking a toe into the sporty-car waters. The Sleuth has it on good authority that the on-again, off-again plan to build a production version of the GT-4 Stinger concept is now back on the front burner. The rear-wheel-drive show-mobile featured a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 315 horsepower. That would make the Stinger king of the hill when compared with the 200-horse BRZ and FR-S twins. More news regarding the Stinger’s future is expected by mid-September at the Frankfurt (Germany) Auto Show.


Lexus already has the RC coupe, so the new LC will be priced higher and be higher performing . . . and better looking, if it looks anything like the LF-LC concept car pictured here.

Move over Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S?: