This rumor has been bouncing around like a pinball, so there may be some merit to it. The word has Kia lead designer, Peter Schreyer, talking up a bold sports car, perhaps even a drop top, that has the performance goods of the pictured Kia Koup Type R concept but with its own silhouette. Make no mistake, there's nothing in the pipeline yet, but Kia has done well on the sales front, which may help convince Kia execs. We think a serious performance car will put the brand over the top.