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So i was talking with my kia guy today discussing the forte and if they are coming out with a turbo version of the car. He told me that that were testing the 2.4 as the turbo concept car, but i guess they kept blowing transmissions so they opted out since kia cover power train in there warranty. So he told me that by spring they are coming out with a near 300 hp on the 2.0 litres "direct". Not to sure what tha means but im assuming some sort of supercharger perhaps. But if this comes to pass ill def be at the kia dealership with my old forte ready to trade in.
 

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OH! 300hp!!!!!!!
 

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So i was talking with my kia guy today discussing the forte and if they are coming out with a turbo version of the car. He told me that that were testing the 2.4 as the turbo concept car, but i guess they kept blowing transmissions so they opted out since kia cover power train in there warranty. So he told me that by spring they are coming out with a near 300 hp on the 2.0 litres "direct". Not to sure what tha means but im assuming some sort of supercharger perhaps. But if this comes to pass ill def be at the kia dealership with my old forte ready to trade in.
By spring they may mean t the autoshow showing off a 2012.

Pretty sure the Canadian 2011's have been 'outed' in another thread.
 

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That sux i hope they dont put redtape on the canadian version or i guess im selling my car in winnipeg and taking a trip down to grandforks or fargo to buy the american version.
 

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hmmm.. sounds kind of fishy if you ask me

*don't get me I'm sure the motor can take it.. but DSM cars had this same problem with transmission problems with high Hp
I'd love to see and drive one but I'm not holding my breath
 

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That's ok the manual needs a better tranny anyway. And gearing, for go-fast purposes.
 

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So i was talking with my kia guy today discussing the forte and if they are coming out with a turbo version of the car. He told me that that were testing the 2.4 as the turbo concept car, but i guess they kept blowing transmissions so they opted out since kia cover power train in there warranty. So he told me that by spring they are coming out with a near 300 hp on the 2.0 litres "direct". Not to sure what tha means but im assuming some sort of supercharger perhaps. But if this comes to pass ill def be at the kia dealership with my old forte ready to trade in.
Direct for direct injection... Like in the new 2.4L GDI Sonata.
 

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argh-
why can't kia get their sales people up to date?

all those "rumours" above-

my sales guy,
after i popped the hood and started looking around-
he made sure to point out the big open space btwn the back of the engine and the firewall.......he said
"and thats where the turbo is going to go"
and then he kept mentioning it up in further talks
when i said- ok- so the warrenty is going to cover me tossing a turbo in.......
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"oh no- we can't/won't cover that"

of course- this is the same sales guy that kept telling me about the ECO light on my 6spd koup.....
arrrgh......i love my car just wish the KIA corp would make sure their sales folks had the right info.
 

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My question is, how do they get 300hp from a 2.0l without forced induction? when I think the Sonata is pushing the 2.4l as far as it can go at 200hp without a turbo. I think if it has a 2.0l with anything close to 300hp then it will be forced induction, probably turbo. I don't think car companies will spend what it takes to get a supercharger to produce those numbers. Look at the cars that have superchargers, how many are under $30k. hell $40k
 

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My question is, how do they get 300hp from a 2.0l without forced induction? when I think the Sonata is pushing the 2.4l as far as it can go at 200hp without a turbo.



I agree a turbo its the easier cheaper way to get 300 hp out of a 2.0 or a 2.4
still going to cost more to buy a kia koup if they do the turbo or a supercharged motor pushing 300 hp not 40,000 thankfully but I see the price going up a bit.
and yeah I don't think they can get too much more hp ou of a n/a motor either and keep it reliable
 

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They won't get anywhere near 300hp without forced induction. If they did that'd be a feat of modern engineering.
 

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My question is, how do they get 300hp from a 2.0l without forced induction? when I think the Sonata is pushing the 2.4l as far as it can go at 200hp without a turbo. I think if it has a 2.0l with anything close to 300hp then it will be forced induction, probably turbo. I don't think car companies will spend what it takes to get a supercharger to produce those numbers. Look at the cars that have superchargers, how many are under $30k. hell $40k
they could possibly get 220 or so out of a 2.4l with direct injection and a lot of work
300 I'm not believing though lol, not without turbo or s/c
 

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dont forget nitrous :p
 

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276hp, same as the sonata 2.0T. If they really do make a Koup with that, expect it to cost same or more than a civic si. Not to mention you're not going to get anywhere near as good mpg.
As long as it whips the SI MPG won't matter...LoL If you buy a pure performance car you expect worse mileage...can't have everything!
 

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I know, and I'd be fine with that too. I just hope everyone here realizes that you get what you pay for, this "turbo koup" won't cost the same or even remotely close to what the current koup costs. It'd still be the best car for your money, albeit closely priced with a 2011 mustang it would definitely have some competition.
 

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I know, and I'd be fine with that too. I just hope everyone here realizes that you get what you pay for, this "turbo koup" won't cost the same or even remotely close to what the current koup costs. It'd still be the best car for your money, albeit closely priced with a 2011 mustang it would definitely have some competition.
Thats what I was trying to say:)
it would be worth the extra dollars for the turbo
 

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Could the koup pass for a performance car without adding a LSD or sway bars? Would there need to be changes in the gear ratios too. I mean sure if you slap a turbo in there it wiL go faster but will it even feel good to drive under those conditions?
 

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Could the koup pass for a performance car without adding a LSD or sway bars? Would there need to be changes in the gear ratios too. I mean sure if you slap a turbo in there it wiL go faster but will it even feel good to drive under those conditions?
we definitely need a limited slip diff
and some suspension upgrades

Since about half the people on the forum here are going to get the turbo kit apparently, I am going to be working on a supercharger setup=]
If I can find other things that I want, like a mandrel bender around here for the intercooler piping.
hoping someone comes out with an lsd, I've seen that you can buy an lsd "module" for most hondas so hopefully someone will make one for us, but at just 8lbs or so of boost I think we can still make it go somewhere without spinning uncontrollably lol
 
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