Kia has fully unveiled the tuned trio of cars on its SEMA stand in Las Vegas this year.
The first, and arguably most exciting, car on the Kia stand is the Stinger GT Wide Body. Developed by the team at West Coast Customs, it takes inspiration from the GT racers of the 1970s, with an aggressively-flared body and suspension that’s been dropped 1.4-inches and 1.2-inches at the front and rear respectively.
A carbon-fibre aero kit brings a meaner, deeper front end and a rear diffuser, while the 21-inch forged alloy wheels and sticky rubber help give the car some serious presence. Quad pipes also feature at the rear, while the (horrible) fake bonnet vents from the production car have carried over.
Inside, the leather seats are finished with blue piping to match the pearl-blue exterior, the dashboard is trimmed in grey and the steering wheel has been wrapped with Alcantara.
Along with the headline West Coast Customs car, Kia is using SEMA to show what can be done with a handful of aftermarket parts from trusted suppliers (below). The subtle exterior add-ons have been developed by Air Design USA, while the (rather pretty) orange paintwork is also a custom colour.
Under the bonnet, Kia has fitted a K&N cold-air intake and a free-breathing Borla exhaust system – freeing up an extra 15hp (11kW) from the twin-turbo V6 engine.
Eibach springs, thicker anti-roll bars and a lower ride height are designed to make the Stinger a sharper steer. Coupled with the 20-inch wheels and Falken tyres, they also give it a meaner stance than standard.
West Coast Customs has also developed a Cadenza for SEMA, with lowered suspension and and an eye-catching look. The car rides on 20-inch wheels, and sits on a stiffer, lower sports suspension, for a more aggressive stance than the standard car.
Copper highlights abound inside and out, which the leather seats and dash-top panel also feature suede inserts. The Harmon-Kardon sound system is backed by a new subwoofer, too, for cranking out sick beats on the SEMA stand.
Listen to the CarAdvice team discuss the SEMA Stingers below, and catch more like this at caradvice.com/podcast.