Kia Presents Widebody Stinger by West Coast Customs at SEMA

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The Kia Stinger will be the centerpiece of the Korean automaker’s display at the 2017 SEMA Show, with two heavily modified versions of the mid-size sedan set to be presented in Vegas this week.

The more radical of the two Stinger-based concepts is the Stinger GT Wide Body. The concept, which was teased earlier this month, was created by West Coast Customs of Pimp My Ride fame. It features a fat widebody kit, lowered suspension, 21-inch Keen forged wheels, a lightweight carbon fiber front splitter and rear diffuser and sporty quad exhaust tips. Inside the concept features blue leather seat piping, a hand-stitched grey dash panel and an Alcantara wrapped steering wheel.

To be presented alongside the Stinger GT Wide Body is the Stinger GT Federation. It’s meant to mark Kia’s foray into making aftermarket parts available for purchase through suppliers and as such, features a variety of aftermarket parts that will be available to for customers to purchase. These include a K&N cold-air intake, a low-restriction Borla exhaust, Eibach springs, thicker antiroll bars, lowered suspension and 20-inch TSW wheels shod in performance Falken rubber. The exhaust system has also resulted in a 15 hp boost in output, bringing the Stinger’s output to a healthy 380 horsepower.

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Rounding out Kia’s SEMA concepts this year is the Cadenza Obsidian. This creation was also completed by West Coast Customs and features lowered suspension with stiffened springs, 20-inch gloss black Keen wheels with copper trim and copper exterior trim. The luxury treatment continues inside with a hand-stitched suede dashboard panel, brown leather seats with suede inserts, suede door panels and a 630-watt Harmon Kardon audio system.

All three Kia concepts will be on display at SEMA until November 3rd.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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  • Lionel Arnold Lionel Arnold on Oct 31, 2017

    Nice try WCC. Beautiful color, but the fender flares must be incorporated into the front and rear door quarter panels and the rear fender to finish or complete the wheel well enclosure.

  • Lawrence Davis Lawrence Davis on Nov 03, 2017

    I want 2 like it.... But......