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This is the West Coast Customs-modified Kia Stinger
Special, one-off ‘wide-body’ Stinger makes its debut at the 2017 SEMA show
Not many people look to the Seventies for inspiration. Step forward West Coast Customs (you know, swimming pools in the back of a Nissan) who have transformed Kia’s new halo car – the Stinger GT – into something they reckon resembles a Seventies-era racer, for this year’s SEMA show.
We’re told this modified Kia takes its cue from “racing GT cars” via the decade of sideburns and political incorrectness, to bring “a whole new level of visual excitement”.
Accordingly, West Coast Customs has fitted the aforementioned wide body, via a set of widened arches more able to accommodate those massive 21in Keen design forged alloys and high-performance tyres.The suspension has been duly tweaked too, dawg, lowered up front by 1.4in, and at the back by 1.2in. Completing the look is a lightweight carbon-fibre aero kit and rear diffuser, said to “keep the Stinger firmly planted at high speed”.
Though no performance or drivetrain details have been mentioned, we suspect WCC have opted for the range-topping GT with its 3.3-litre turbo V6 to base this creation upon. ‘High speed’, then, won’t be much of an issue. Speed bumps, however, might…
Inside, we’re told the WCC Kia gets custom blue leather seat piping, a hand-stitched grey leather panel, an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and gloss black detailing for the centre console. Oh, and you’ll spot it’s blue. Pearl metallic blue, to be precise. Admittedly, the supplied pics aren’t the most enlightening, so if that one’s not to your taste, perhaps you’ll like…
… the other modified Stinger on Kia’s stand, dubbed the Kia Stinger GT Federation. It’s the orange one above. This one is outfitted with many things from the aftermarket industry.
It gets a new rear spoiler, rear diffuser and bonnet vents via Air Design USA, a K&N cold air intake and Borla exhaust (to liberate an extra 15bhp from the Stinger’s 3.3-litre V6), Eibach springs, 20in TSW wheels and Falken tyres.
Take your pick, fair adventurers…