My first impression of the GT3 was, “finally somebody is making a new Saab Sonett”. Maybe it’s the orange paint, or maybe it’s the very Scandinavian style of having those small windows in the A-pillar. Great car though. I don’t know if I would call the difference “restraint” or just a clearer message. The Quattro seems to have lost focus between capturing the spirit of the original and looking like a modern Audi. It ends up not looking like either one. The Kia seems to just want to be a fun little hatchback and it succeeds.
I love that Audi, and the Allroad Shooting Brake too. The Kia doesn’t really do anything for me though. Somehow it feels kind of 80’s. Maybe it’s the way the headlights are positioned that I feel like it’s going to have a flip up light. The rear 3/4 I like more, but it feels very reminiscent of the BMW Z4 Zagato concept. Kia has definitely upped their game though.