Car manufacturers have been boasting a lot of interesting cars and concepts at the ongoing 2017 SEMA Show. From BMW’s M5 Performance Parts, Chevrolet’s cool new software update for the Corvette, and Kia’s good-looking trio. Yes, even Kia stepped up their game and made a noise at SEMA, by bringing along two hot Stingers and an all-black Cadenza.
Let us get into more detail about each car beginning with the wide body Stinger. As you can see in the photo, it had been hand crafted by the people at West Coast Customs. And if you know something about car history, you would notice a slight resemblance between the custom Stinger and the GT cars of the 1970s. But despite the same wide body treatment that it got, it still has Kia’s already aggressive design.
The Stinger rides on a set of 21-inch Keen forged wheels paired with high performance tires. It also sits on a lowered suspension (by 1.4 inches up front, and 1.2 inches in the rear), and is finished in layers of pearl blue metallic paint. The body has a lightweight carbon fiber aero kit and a rear diffuser to keep the sedan close to the ground. Inside is a driver-centric cockpit with bright blue leather piping that match the handmade grey leather seats.
Next is the other Stinger GT Federation that is just as beautiful in its orange body with several minor tweaks. Air Design USA gave it several design changes including a rear spoiler, rear diffuser, and redesigned hood vents. This is contrasted by the 20-inch TSW wheels in Falken tires.
As for the engine, it has kept the original 3.3 liter engine that gives out 380 horsepower (283 kilowatts). That is still an upgrade from the standard version with only 365 horsepower (272 kilowatts).
The third of Kia’s trio would be the Kia Cadenza Obsidian, which is finished in a jet black and gold exterior. It is paired with a set of 20-inch blacked out Keen wheels also, and rides on a lowered suspension with stiffened sports springs. The cabin looks fancy with its hand-stitched suede dashboard, brown leather seats and suede inserts in the door panels.
Kia definitely made a solid appearance at this year’s SEMA show. Saab Chehab, VP of marketing communications at Kia Motors America, said that it was a combination of both performance and style for them.
The Stinger GT will also be displayed alongside the trio of sedans. Moreover, SEMA attendees will even be able to take the GT out for a ride on a complex course, after watching drift drivers take it out for a show.