The Stinger GT represents a new chapter for Kia, the chapter of knocking on the M3’s front door. It was one of the most talked about car of 2017, and many enthusiasts are buying the Stinger GT in 2018. A lot of people hear that it has a twin-turbo V6 and assume it would for sure have over 400 horsepower, but are slightly let down when they find out it only makes 365 horsepower. There are two reasons for this lower-than-expected power number: tiny turbochargers and Kia holding it back. A lot of turbocharged cars are held back from their full potential for reliability, emissions, and fuel consumption reasons. A lot of enthusiasts also fail to account for the small turbochargers that Kia uses, which results in lower horsepower numbers but a whopping 376 lb-ft at 1,300 RPM.

Vivid Racing’s tuning division, VR Tuned, recognizes this growing market for aftermarket Stinger GT parts and worked hard to develop a tune that not only gave the Stinger a big bump in power but also kept it safe and reliable, unlike tuners who crank the power as high as possible. On top of the massive increase in power is much-improved throttle response, making your Stinger GT way more fun off the line or when pulling out of a corner.

  • Stock Horsepower: 365 horsepower
  • Stock Torque: 376 lb-ft
  • Tuned Horsepower: 430 horsepower
  • Tuned Torque: 486 lb-ft

As you can tell from the numbers above or the dyno graph below, this tune adds quite a bit of power. Horsepower is taken from 365 up to 430 horsepower, representing solid gains of 65 horsepower. Torque is taken from 376 lb-ft to 486 lb-ft, an insane gain of 110 lb-ft of torque. This massive jump in torque gives the Stinger GT a much faster 0-60 time and overall much more enjoyable for street usage. With a quick and easy install, this truly is the best bang-for-buck modification for any Stinger GT.

If you have any questions about VR Tuned ECU Box for Kia Stinger GT or would like to purchase parts for your Kia, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can be reached by phone at 1.480.966.3040 or via email at

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