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2011 Kia Forte Koup EX

“Koup EX”

1990 Eagle Talon TSI

“DSM of Fury”

Photo of: 2011 Kia Forte Koup

No longer owned

Photo of: 1990 Eagle Talon

Head to Head


About “Koup EX”

This car got totaled! fricken lady ran a stop sign and I t-boned her!

I've had my 2011 Kia Forte Koup EX for about 6 months now and love it. Have had zero problems, Ive done all my own maintenance so far, availability of mods are very limited at the moment so i custom made my DC Sports exhaust. Check out my album and vids and visit my youtube channel and tell me what you think! http://www.yo...?feature=mhum My new 2011 Kia Forte Koup EX 2.0L i4 6 speed manual trans. Its titanium color which is like a dark gray. Black and gray interior colors. It was around $17,400. Just got it so not much history yet. The new 2011 Koup is by far better than the 2010 which only had a 4 speed auto and 5 speed manual compared to the 2011 with the 6 speed auto and 6 speed manual. the 2010 Koup EX 0-60 was rated around 8.2 secs and the 2011 Koup EX is around 7.1 secs according to motortrend. I personally got a 7.2 0-60 on the first test and a 6.9 0-60 on my second test, recorded and uploaded on my youtube. Visit my youtube channel to see them: http://www.yo...?feature=mhum

About “DSM of Fury”

I bought the car for 1800 bucks wanted to do something different the car had 160,000 miles. It ran perfect it was just going to be a daily driver with a few bolt-on's but that never happens with me. 10 days after owning the car a full race exaust was on and the fun began.


Specs for “Koup EX”

Please visit my youtube channel for my walk around and test run videos: http://www.yo...?feature=mhum
Also visit my account.

Price: $17,400

Engine & Performance
Engine: 2.0L i4 Aluminum block
Displacement: 1998cc
Valve Gear: 16 valve DOHC CVVT (continuously variable valve timing)
Horsepower: 156 @6200 rpms
Torque: 144 @4300 rpms
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Modded 0-60: 6.84 Vi performance monitor timed. (aug. 15. 2011)
Modded 1/4 mile: 15.11 @ 97.66mph Vi performance monitor timed. (aug. 15. 2011)
Stock 0-60: 6.9 seconds (personal timed and recorded on youtube, visit my channel: http://www.yo...feature=mhum)
Top Speed: 140mph (speedometer), 120mph (governed)

6 speed manual overdrive

Body & Chassis
Layout: Front engine, FWD
Body Type: Steel unibody
Front Suspension- Independent, MacPherson Struts, Coil springs, Monotube shock absorbers, Stabilizer bar.
Rear Suspension: Torsion beam, Coil springs, Gas shock absorbers.
Turns: Lock-to-Lock
Turning Circle (curb to curb): 33.9 ft

Brake Type: Hydraulic, Power assisted vacuum, 4 sensor, 4 channel ABS and electronic stability control.
Front: 11" Vented discs
Rear: 10.3" Solid disks

Steering Type: Electronic power
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 16.9

Front Tire Size P205/55R16
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Temporary

Fuel Economy
City: 25mpg
Hwy: 34mpg
Personal avg: 28mpg

Interior Dimensions
Standard Seating 5
Front Headroom (in.) 38.70
Rear Headroom (in.) 35.30
Front Legroom (in.) 43.60
Rear Legroom (in.) 33.90
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 55.70
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 52.40
Front Hip Room (in.) 53.30
Rear Hip Room (in.) 51.60

Exterior Dimensions
Curb Weight (lbs) 2737 (manual)
Wheelbase (in) 104.3
Length, Overall (in) 176.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5
Height, Overall (in) 55.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0
Ground Clearance (in) 5.5

Anti-lock brakes
Electronic stability control w/traction control
Advanced dual front impact airbags
Dual front side-impact airbags
Dual front side curtain airbags
Impact-sensing door unlock
Front 3-point height adjustable ELR seat belts w/pretensioners
Rear 3-point ELR seat belts
Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Info provided from

Specs for “DSM of Fury”

2.0 Dohc
5 speed
all wheel drive


Factory Options for “Koup EX”

Koup EX package:

Comfort & Convenience
Air Conditioning Std.
Power Windows Std.
Power Door Locks Std.
Leather Seats N/A
Power Seats N/A
Max. Seating 5
Number of Doors 2

CD Player Std. Single disc, mp3, USB, AM/FM, Sirius, Bluetooth, Speakers

Factory Options for “DSM of Fury”

2.0 16 valve engine
all wheel drive
14b turbo
5 speed
limited slip rear end
power mirrors
power windows
Tsi package


Mods for “Koup EX”


-Spectre Performance Custom Short Ram Intake
-DC Sports Performance Exhaust

Mods for “DSM of Fury”

8.5:1 comp. ross pistons
Eagle "H" beam rods
knife edged and polished crank
king racing bearings
ross racing rings
stage II port and polish cly head
crower valve springs
arp rod bolts and head studs
ported and polished 2g ex. manifold
ported and polished 1g O2 housing
apex-i n1 down pipe and catback
PTE 50 trim ported and clipped turbo
spearco 216 "race" Front mount intercooler
victory performance 2 1/2" intercooler pipes
HKS ssbov
balance shafts removed
6 pass oil cooler
fal dual slim fans
gm maft ver. 2.03
3" gm mass air flow sensor
optima red top battery
areo motive afpr
-6 ss fuel lines and oil cooler lines

Shepherd full race tranny
welded center diff.
act 2600 extreme clutch
act streetlite flywheel
act street disk
Poly engine and tranny mount's

kyb agx adj shocks
eibach prokit springs
extreme motorsports front and rear strut tower bars

Rims and tires:
centerline forged rpm 6's 17x7.5
yokohama avs es 100's 225/45/17

apex-1 safc and avcr(fuel and boost controller)
plx m-300 wideband O2
pocketlogger (palm m-105)
full alpine and polk system
autometer phantom gauges(boost,volts,egt)


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