Kia Track'ster Gets 250 Horsepower, AWD: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
kia track ster gets 250 horsepower awd 2012 chicago auto show

Subtract two doors and a back seat from the Kia Soul and add a 250 horsepower and all-wheel drive and you have the Kia Track’ster concept. The initial sketches of the Track’ster were pretty underwhelming, but this car looks much better in photographs. A one inch longer wheelbase and a Brembo brake system with 14 inch rotors up front, 13.6 inches in the back and a combination of 6 and 4 piston brake calipers (front and rear) add to the Track’ster’s spec sheet. Instead of the rear seats, there’s a compartment for spare tires and safety gear like helmets.

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  • Dejal1 Dejal1 on Feb 08, 2012

    Where's the hamsters? Gotta have the hamsters.

  • Ryoku75 Ryoku75 on Feb 08, 2012

    Can anyone say "Hey! I'm its ugly Mini Cooper knock off!"? If they're making a 250hp AWD car I'd like some decent aerodynamics with it.

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    • Ryoku75 Ryoku75 on Feb 09, 2012

      @bd2 Agreed, the initial Cooper was fine, but the knock-offs were a bit ugly and frankly pointless. The barn-door wagon Mini was sorta neat, but I never cared for 4wd wagon spin-offs of recent FWDs.

  • MRF 95 T-Bird MRF 95 T-Bird on Feb 09, 2012

    This reminds me of an AMC prototype from the late 60's of an AMX with a Gremlin rear. []

  • FJ60LandCruiser FJ60LandCruiser on Feb 09, 2012

    This is what Mini could have been if they weren't making chick cars.