I should have clarified. I meant the four door AWD sedan variety. I don't think anyone is cross shopping a RWD V8 two-door coupe with the Stinger. All the Germans require premium.Really?, you do know Stangs only lose 7 Hp with 87 (not sure on the 2018 yet).
And for 7400, all you get is extra straight line speed ($1233 for each tenth in 1/4)
Don't get me wrong speed cost money and I've paid a bunch to get into my Sport.
Would have thought though the Brembo brakes and latest greatest number one rated
Pilot S4 tires would kick the snot out of Sport with 10th place rated Conti' 5s.
Not so, in fact Sport beat it in braking and barely lost on skipad.
But even still, just for the h*ll of it, lets have a look. I believe magazine tests put the automatic (like for like) V8 Mustang at 4.5 to 60 and 13.0 @ 113 mph in the 1/4 mile. The Mustang weighs 300+ pounds less and has 70 more hp and 24 more ft-lbs of tq (all on 93 Octane). In Australia a RWD Stinger GT 3.3T ran a 12.79 using 98 RON (93 Octane) fuel. Not very impressive given the Mustang's huge power and weight advantages. Even more so when factoring in the Stinger GT was likely also down on power using 87 octane but fared pretty well when compared to the Mustang running 93 Octane.
I agree with the value prospect, re: the extra 7400 bucks vs. its performance compared to "cheaper" cars like the FuSpo. I would say Kia is WAY off on where it set pricing for the Stinger.