The Kia Stinger GT is a fast, fun-to-drive and generously equipped all-rounder that stands a decent chance of tearing customers away from their beloved-yet-expensive BMWs and Audis. But just in case you needed some after-market inspiration before taking the plunge, help is on hand from Ryan Friedlinghaus and his team at West Coast Customs (WCC).
The Burbank-based customiser is the go-to facility for any celebrity looking to revamp or re-invent their wheels. Its work has captured the zeitgeist of the custom scene for more than a decade, with the first application of chrome-effect paints and wraps being seen here first.
Now, Kia USA is giving WCC creative carte blanche to present its take on the company’s halo performance vehicle at next week’s Sema Show in Las Vegas – the aftermarket world’s version of a Frankfurt or Tokyo motor show.
Judging by this slammed teaser shot, WCC hasn’t disappointed. It claims to promise 'eye-catching high-performance enhancements', which will be apparent in the widened arches and lowered suspension to improve stance, the gloss black front grille, carbonfibre aero kit, rear diffuser and 21-inch forged alloys. 'You’ll find a number of exceptional finishes to this Stinger’s cockpit, too,' it continues.
Kia says the Stinger GT inspired by West Coast Customs will be unveiled on 31 October at the Sema Show, alongside two other ‘custom Kia creations’.