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At the 2012 Chicago Auto Show
Kia Track’ster concept: A high-performance view
Of an AWD, 250hp, three-door Soul- based coupé

Kia Track’ster concept: front picture.

HRE-K1 monoblock wheels developed by Kia and HRE.

10 February 2012: Kia Motors Corp. presented yesterday the world debut of its high-performance Track’ster concept at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show (public days from 10 to 19 February).

Designed in Kia’s California Design Studio, the all-wheel drive, three-door Soul based coupé concept is a clear hint at "what could possibly be the future of Kia’s wildly successful Soul", as the Korean brand put it.

Chief Designer for Kia Motors America (KMA), Tom Kearns goes further when he says that the idea was to "make the Track’ster tough looking, like a bulldog... to be a bold interpretation that would change people’s conceptions of what a sporty Kia could be." In any case, KMA says that there are no current plans to produce the Track’ster.

 Wheels

Kia Track’ster concept: rear picture.

245/40-19'' and 285/35-19'' Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tyres.

Beneath the Track’ster’s wide wheel arches, the custom HRE-K1 monoblock billet performance wheels were jointly developed by Kia’s California design team and HRE, and are are wrapped in 245/40-19-inch front and 285/35-19-inch rear Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 high-performance tyres.

 Brakes

With the due respect for its 250hp, the Track’ster is "calmed down" when necessary by large 14-inch Brembo vented and cross-drilled disc brakes, which are embraced by six-piston callipers up front and 13.6-inch discs paired with four-piston calipers at the rear... >>>

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