The Kia Stinger GT, on the other hand, is not your ordinary track animal. If anything, it aims high to challenge top-tier rivals from Europe and almost gets away with it. Like the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe, the Stinger GT offers a similar premium touch, driving agility, and a bargain retail price.
The Korean sports sedan comes with a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine making 368 hp. The engine is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission, blasting it from 0 to 60 mph (97 kph) in 4.6 seconds.
You might be wondering what the skateboarders must be on to race a car with such a spec sheet. Well, while the Stinger GT has mastered the art of straight-line speed, it works to its disadvantage in this particular race. The second section of the uphill climb has more twists, considerably affecting its uphill climb. The longboarders, on the other hand, have straight stretches on their joyride downhill.
May sets the Kia to Sport Plus mode with traction off. In May's words, it’s the ultimate battle of gravity versus horsepower, Isaac Newton versus South Korea. It’s a snail start for the skateboarders as they struggle to pick momentum on the flat plane. James, on the other hand, took off like a rocket. The Kia Stinger GT, eating up the hill for breakfast on the lower straight stretches.
Things are tough for May on the second stretch, the GT Stinger tackles the twists slower but eagerly, and soon, the race is over. The boarders complete the race in 5 minutes 16 seconds, while May does it in 5 minutes and 10 seconds. It's a close victory for May.