Kia showcases the heavily-modified Stinger GT and customs Cadenza at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show in Las Vegas. Customs works on the Kia Stinger GT and Cadenza was performed by West Coast Customs. Apart from the customs, Kia revealed a uniquely modified Stinger equipped with a host of parts and accessories from leading aftermarket suppliers.
Kia also announced that visitors of the show gets to ride alongside professional Formula Drift drivers, who will provide thrilling drifting demonstrations as well as experience the vehicle’s athletic performance first hand from behind the wheel of the Stinger GT on a challenging autocross course. Outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, Kia has transformed a surrounding parking area (Gold Lot, located outside North Hall) into a drifting course and high-performance test tracks.
Bathed in layers of pearl blue metallic paint, the Stinger GT Wide Body is a specially modified work of art by legendary West Coast Customs. It takes the Stinger to a whole new level of visual excitement. Taking inspiration from the racing GT cars of the 1970s, this modern interpretation seamlessly blends tyre accommodating wide fenders with the Stinger’s already narrow waist.
Riding on a suspension that’s been lowered 1.4-inches up front and 1.2-inches in the rear, the Stinger GT Wide Body rides on 21-inch Keen forged wheels wrapped with high-performance tyres. A lightweight carbon fiber aero kit and rear diffuser will keep the Stinger firmly planted at high speed, while the quad-port exhaust tips proclaim that this is no typical sports machine.
Inside the driver-centric cockpit, the Stinger GT Wide Body includes #custom blue leather seat piping, a distinct hand-stitched gray leather dash panel, alcantara-wrapped steering wheel as well as gloss black center console trim.
At the other corner, the Kia Cadenza Obsidian is highlighted with stunning copper accents inside and out. The special Cadenza Obsidian is crafted by legendary West Coast Customs. Riding on a lowered suspension with stiffened sport springs, this one-a-kind Cadenza rolls on custom 20-inch gloss-black Keen wheels with Cosmic Copper trim and is veiled in custom metallic black paint with ultra-dark ceramic window tint.
Exquisitely detailed inside, the Cadenza Obsidian features a hand-stitched suede dashboard top panel, butter-soft brown leather seats with suede inserts as well as #custom brown suede door panels. Complementing the Harmon Kardon4 630-watt premium sound system is a booming integrated subwoofer.
Stinger GT Federation
At the 2017 SEMA show, Kia will unveil the Stinger GT Federation, a uniquely modified Stinger outfitted with parts and accessories from leading aftermarket suppliers. The Stinger GT Federation celebrates Kia’s foray into making high-performance aftermarket parts available for purchase5 through the respective suppliers in conjunction with a vehicle launch.
Performance-inspired exterior body accent kits by Air Design USA include a rear spoiler, rear diffuser and redesigned hood vents, which provide a stunning contrast to the custom creamy-orange paint scheme that proclaims the Stinger’s sporting intentions. A K&N cold-air intake and a low-restriction quad-tipped Borla exhaust help the Stinger breathe more freely and are designed to pump an additional 15 horsepower through the twin-turbo 3.3-liter engine, bringing the vehicle’s horsepower to an estimated 3806. Eibach springs, thicker antiroll bars and a reduced ride height aim to offer a more spirited driving experience, while aggressive staggered 20-inch TSW wheels shod with Falken tyres round out the Stinger GT Federation’s visual and technical achievements.
Edited: Kia U.S.A.