KIA first showed off it’s custom Stinger at the 2017 SEMA Show, and now it’s touring the auto shows circuit into 2018. We caught the first ever widebody KIA Stinger, sitting pretty at the KIA booth at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) during the first public preview day. The automaker partnered with the famous West Coast Customs in an effort to create a truly unique ride. West Coast Customs is known for its more outlandish builds, but this one is as classy as an import build can be.
Its beautiful blue paint job is reminiscent of the rare Tropical Blue Metallic, color code 8B6, from the MK2 Toyota MR2. A custom one-off widebody is tasteful molded upon the body, flowing perfectly with the car’s body lines. Being properly done, neither the front bumper and fenders or rear bumpers and quarter panels are molded together. This allows the bumpers to be removed from the vehicle, showing the possibility for a future consumer kit. Blue-tinted carbon fiber fill out the body’s vents, front splitter and side skirts.
Custom forged wheels measuring 21 inches in diameter sit flush with the widebody, wrapped in 255/30 Accelera rubber, ride-height is on point, camber is a non-issue and squared-off exhaust tips sit inside a custom diffuser. It is unclear if there are any engine modifications, but the KIA Stinger certainly has enough power as it is.
Get an even closer look when we post our video of the West Coast Customs Kia Stinger on our YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2DPArOY