Enthusiasm for the Kia Stinger GT remains high as consumers around the country continue to snap up this fantastic platform. Kia has done an incredible job with the release of the twin turbo V6 3.3L Stinger GT. Inspired by European styling with true muscle under the hood enthusiasts have been devouring these sedans as quickly as they can. Who knew that a reasonably priced 4 door hot rod would be so highly sought after!
Kia Dealerships across North America have started taking advantage of the STILLEN GT400 package featuring the STILLEN Cold Air Intake and Cat-Back Exhaust combination. Chuck Olson Kia in Seattle, Washington are one of the latest STILLEN authorized dealerships to begin carrying and installing our high performance Kia Stinger GT performance products.
If you’re in the market for a 2020 Kia Stinger AWD GT1 we would highly recommend taking a trip to Chuck Olson Kia and checking out this beauty!
Kia Stinger GT STILLEN Front Splitter and Intake
Kia Stinger GT STILLEN Front Splitter and Air Intake
Kia Stinger GT STILLEN Rear Diffuser and Cat Back Exhaust
Kia Stinger GT STILLEN Air Intake Passenger
Kia Stinger GT STILLEN Air Intake Driver
In November 2019 STILLEN was invited by Kia North America to introduce our performance parts and poly-urethane styling accessories to the Las Vegas dealer summit. This was a great opportunity for Kia dealerships to learn about all of the ways they can offer aftermarket accessories by STILLEN to allow their customers to get even more enjoyment out of such a fantastic car.
STILLEN is proud to say that all of the parts on this Kia Stinger are Made in USA in our Southern California manufacturing facilities.
STILLEN® is proud to announce the GT400 package for the Kia Stinger. This engineered combination of Performance Air Intake and Cat-Back Exhaust System increases the horsepower output to more than 400* horsepower. In addition to the increase in power the air intakes and exhaust system combine to provide an exhilarating driving experience by making this great platform even more exciting.
*400HP claim is a calculation based on flywheel horsepower estimate
This Stinger GT Exhaust improves the sound and performance of the vehicle while still keeping everything looking original by utilizing the stock exhaust tips. In addition to reaching industry leading HP & TQ figures, while maintaining stock emissions components, we are able to keep the exhaust tone quiet and comfortable while cruising on the freeway.
304 Stainless Steel Construction
Uses the Factory Tip Outlets
Greatest Incremental Horsepower gain: 30 HP @ 6000 RPM
After many different prototype configurations STILLEN combined our multiple decades of experience with metal fabrication and poly-urethane manufacturing to produce a cold air intake that utilizes both processes as well as the factory ducting to produce an air intake capable of providing an additional 25 horsepower and 31 lb/ft. of torque.
Improved Throttle Response and Horsepower
Aluminum Mandrel Bent Intake Tubes
Includes Genuine Air Filter
Enclosed Filter Housing
Greatest Incremental Horsepower Gain: 25 HP @ 5000 RPM
Great power with excellent handling, massive brakes and enough space to thrill 4 adults at once, the new Kia Stinger GT penetrates the performance sedan market traditionally dominated by European brands.
This STILLEN Kia Stinger GT Cat-Back Exhaust System made an impressive max increase of +30 HP / +30 lb-ft torque on the Stillen’s DynoJet Dyno in Costa Mesa, CA. Combine this Stillen Kia Cat-Back Exhaust System with a matched STILLEN Kia Stinger GT Hi-Flow Air Intake, for a whopping performance increase of +40 TQ and +40HP!
After many different prototype configurations STILLEN combined our multiple decades of experience with metal fabrication and poly-urethane manufacturing to produce a hi-flow air intake. We utilizes both processes as well as the factory ducting to produce an air intake capable of providing an additional 25 horsepower and 31 lb./ft. of torque.
Testing began by removing the factory air intake and thoroughly measuring and inspecting the intake tract, factory couplers, turbine housings, and filter surface area. After measuring these key areas our engineering and fabrication team set to work in producing a pair of 3” mandrel bent intake tubes that provide a perfectly smooth airflow path from the air filters in to the turbine housings.
By increasing the surface area of the filter by more than 50% and cleaning up the air flow with less drastic mandrel bent tubing we are able to control the air flow leading into the turbos and improve the efficiency of the intake tract and the turbos ability to draw air.
To complete the air intake a set of poly-urethane shields were created which block off the hot air from the engine bay and prevent this heated air from entering the intake tract.
Unsatisfied with simply developing a kit that fit and produced significant gains in power and torque, STILLEN held the release of the intake until it had been tested for more than 5,000 miles. We worked with a local owner who drives their vehicle long distances and offered the use of the vehicle for durability and long term testing. Here are his thoughts:
“I went on another trip to Phoenix, Sedona, Grand Canyon with the KIA Stinger. Stock I would get a 26 mpg (highest ever recorded stock). But on this trip, I logged the best 32.1 mpg at 90mph I did not get a pic of that, but I did get one of 31.9 mpg at 80 mph with the intake and tune that’s a 6mpg improvement! (long range driving). And when I filled it with gas, I got 375 mi usually it’s around 300-330 mi depends on my driving habits…. this was done on sport mode, that’s all I ever put it on. P.S. I love the intakes especially when boost hits, if I’m next to someone and they hear the intakes most of the time they won’t pull up next to me (intimidating turbo sound, LOL) and it holds up good to the 107 heat in Arizona.”
STILLEN is very excited to enter the KIA market with our poly-urethane body kit, cold air intake, and soon to be released cat-back exhaust. For over 30 years STILLEN has been recognized as a leader in the high performance automotive industry and we are proud to bring our expertise and American Made manufacturing to new communities. Look for more products from STILLEN soon!
Also available for the 2018+ KIA Stinger GT 3.3L Twin Turbo:
Ready to add horsepower and style to your KIA Stinger GT? Reach out to us at 866-250-5542, by email at email@example.com or via live chat at stillen.com! Demand for these products are unprecedented, so order yours Today!
Kia’s new STINGER GT sedan has already been making waves with its turbocharged 3.3L V6 and RWD-oriented layout (with optional AWD). The plucky little Korean compact car manufacturer has grown up in a major way – and if all you remembered about Kia was what 90s Kias were like, boy, are you in for a surprise.
The Teutonic reckoning is here, and the Kia Stinger GT has the numbers to give the Germans cause for concern.
A far cry from the Kias of 20 years ago, the Stinger boasts some serious horsepower – giving quicker acceleration than a Mustang GT — and it’s no one-trick pony either, the Stinger GT also offers stellar handling, massive brakes and enough space to whisk 4 adults from LA to Vegas at triple-digit speeds (though we don’t actually advise doing that).
Seemingly out of nowhere, Kia jumped into the RWD performance sedan market, offering a sportier foil to the more luxury-oriented Hyundai G70, the Stinger GT hopes to entice buyers away from other sport sedans, and certainly has the performance stats to back that up.
Recognizing the performance potential of this all-new platform, STILLEN is proud to introduce our first two offerings for the Kia Stinger. Designed and manufactured totally in house in the USA at STILLEN HQ in Costa Mesa, CA, our designers set out to come up with something both aesthetically pleasing and functional in principle.
Drawing inspiration from what we learned during Racing Champion Steve Millen‘s experience, we sought to bring racing function and aesthetics to the street. Inspired by the front splitters used in racing (such as the one on our famous #75 300ZX Race car) the STILLEN Front Splitter for 2018+ Kia Stinger features a wide front plane to increase downforce thanks to mild aerodynamic effects, and thus improve front end grip at speed, meaning this splitter offers function as well as form.
In addition, the wide front plane also gives the car an aggressive edge and channels more air directly into the radiator, intercooler and condenser for a slight improvement in cooling.
Each STILLEN splitter features an embossed STILLEN “S” logo, so you know you’ve got a genuine STILLEN aero part. With its distinctive styling, this splitter is sure to set your Stinger apart from the crowd.
Thanks to its durable polyurethane construction, the STILLEN splitter flexes when stressed and then returns to its original shape, rather than cracking like carbon fiber or fiberglass can, helping to ensure your splitter will have a long service life on your vehicle. Available now, call today 1-866-250-5542 or visit the STILLEN Website to be among the first to have this sleek splitter.
Continuing with the same racing-inspired aerodynamic design language as the front splitter, we spiced up the rear end of Korean sport saloon with the STILLEN Rear Diffuser for 2018+ Kia Stinger. Offering a much more striking appearance, we designed a rear diffuser that compliments the athletic styling of the Stinger. Like the front splitter, the rear diffuser is handsome and aerodynamically functional.
It’s worth saying that diffusers can be really effective – here’s an example. Back in 2009, Brawn GP dominated Formula 1 – for much of the season, they were so much quicker than everyone else, they were nigh untouchable for most of the season thanks to its clever and innovative rear diffuser design, demonstrating just how much of an effect this one aerodynamic component can have.
At speed, these air channels can help clean up the airflow exiting from beneath the car, increasing the aerodynamic ‘ground effect’ and enhance downforce for a slight increase in grip. While a street car rarely goes fast enough for aerodynamics to take effect, at triple digit speeds, it can offer a minor improvement in grip.
Besides the mild aerodynamic benefit, the STILLEN Rear Diffuser For Kia Stinger gives the car’s rear end a much more performance oriented aesthetic, giving the car a purposeful, sporty look.
Molded precisely to follow the contours of the Stinger’s rear bumper, this diffuser installs over the OEM rear valance and with the painted matte black finish, this diffuser looks like it came from the factory that way for an OEM+ look.
Like the front splitter, the STILLEN Rear Diffuser for Kia Stinger GT is designed and manufactured in house at STILLEN in Costa Mesa, CA in durable and resilient polyurethane. While a rear diffuser doesn’t have to deal with as much abuse as a front splitter, the flexible urethane construction allows it to survive transitions over steep driveways/roads and steeper speedbumps that would damage a fiberglass or carbon diffuser.
This is just the beginning, stay tuned as for the unveil of the STILLEN Cat Back Exhaust for Kia Stinger GT and the matching STILLEN Cold Air Intake for Kia Stinger GT late this summer. We’re really excited to unveil these soon, because our intake and exhaust have yielded fantastic power gains in our early testing, we were pleasantly surprised with power gains exceeding even our own expectations – so you can imagine how stoked we are to bring them to market for the Stinger community.
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Founded in 1986, STILLEN is recognized as one of the premier tuners in the world. With Engineers and a full R&D department on location, STILLEN has long been engineering big brake kits with Brembo and AP Racing, developing superchargers with Magnuson, Edelbrock, Whipple, Vortech, and under the leadership of championship race car driver Steve Millen, trusted by thousands of enthusiasts, manufacturing STILLEN branded products and upgrades, as well as wholesale distribution and retail partners.