ISSUE NO.2
A JOURNEY OF OUR DREAM

GENTLEMAN’S QUALITY

Men of style and refinement are often said to possess a ‘gentlemanly quality’.
Gentleman’s Quarterly magazine (GQ) teamed up with Kia to find out about whether the new Stinger gran turismo enhances this quality
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KIA STINGER X GQ MAGAZINE

GENTLEMAN’S QUALITY

Men of style and refinement are often said to possess a ‘gentlemanly quality’.
Gentleman’s Quarterly magazine (GQ) teamed up with Kia to find out about whether the new Stinger gran turismo enhances this quality...
PHOTOGRAPHS BY
HAGOP KALAIDJIAN

KIA STINGER
AND BRITISH GQ
– STEALING
THE CITY SPOTLIGHT

The Kia Stinger is a style icon in the making – a car that has made the leap from concept to production, from fantasy to reality. The Stinger combines heart-pounding performance with breathtaking design that blends imposing proportions with elegance and dynamism. With GQ, Kia introduced its first ever gran turismo to the city streets.
Kia’s collaboration with GQ impeccably demonstrated how the Stinger suits a contemporary urban lifestyle. The magazine’s street photography collection was designed to embody a new era of grand touring – showcasing the Stinger’s combination of power, grace and luxury which delivers a soul-stirring drive.
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GROUNDBREAKING FASHION
ON THE STREETS OF LONDON

The overall concept of the collaborative project took its cue from the philosophy of legendary fashion photographer Bill Cunningham. He pioneered the notion that the true home of groundbreaking fashion is on the streets.
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EXUDING CLASS, POISE
AND REFINEMENT

The Stinger’s breathtaking design combines imposing proportions with elegance and dynamism. Great design can be difficult to define, but with just one glance it’s clear to see why the Stinger turns heads.

A CONCEPT CAR FOR THE ROAD

The Stinger inherits elements of the design which characterized Kia’s 2011 GT Concept. A concept car for the road, the Stinger echoes the GT’s purposeful front, fastback silhouette, and muscular stance emphasizing the volume of the rear of the car. The Stinger is embodies Kia’s design philosophy
– ‘The Power to Surprise’.
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THE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE PROJECT, HAGOP KALAIDJIAN,
BEAUTIFULLY CAPTURES ICONIC FASHION, DESIGN AND INNOVATION BORN ON THE STREETS OF THE CITY – AND HOW THE STINGER IS PERFECTLY TAILORED FOR THE CITY LIFESTYLE.

First impressions
LAST

The front of the Stinger delivers a lasting first impression. The hallmark ‘tiger-nose’ grille displaying Kia’s family lineage and enhancing the strong and purposeful appearance. The LED headlights have a functional purpose but also give the car a powerful ‘signature’ in all light conditions.
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HIGH performance

At the rear of the car, the bumper and fastback tailgate add to the muscular overall stance and create an imposing sense of proportion. Elements of the original GT Concept car’s design remain – the shape of its finely-detailed rear lamps, the dual twin exhausts, and a striking, performance-inspired rear diffuser – all of which give the production Stinger a clear sense of speed and power.
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ACHIEVING
PERFECT harmony

Looking at the svelte Stinger side-on, the eye is immediately drawn to the cut-out which runs gracefully from front to rear. The ‘Coke bottle’ shape of the car’s flanks highlight and enhance the visual power of the car’s shoulder line, as well as its fastback silhouette. With the Stinger, Kia’s designers have created a unique road-going interpretation of the GT Concept.
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DYNAMIC AND
LUXURIOUS WITH
AN EXCEPTIONAL FINISH

The Stinger provides a dynamic flair which is right at home in the city. As the highest-performing production vehicle in Kia’s history, the car’s powerful and dynamic performance is immediately apparent. The Stinger turns heads with ease in the crowds of a bustling metropolis.
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THE NEW ICON
OF STREET STYLE

Explore the city with the new Kia Stinger
– Kia and GQ’s Street Style Icon.
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