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Tricked-out Kia Stinger GT Federation shows performance pedigree


Kia displays customized Stinger GTs, Cadenza at 2017 SEMA

Kia is indeed serious about their all-new sports sedan of being a show-stopper in both looks and performance. To show it off, Kia arrived at this year's SEMA Show with not one, but two unique customs.

First up is the Stinger GT Federation which benefits from an array of aftermarket upgrades inside and out. It gets a racing-inspired exterior courtesy of Air Designs USA. Modified front and rear bumpers give the four-door a more aggressive stance while the unique orange paint makes it pop from run-of-the-mill sport sedans.


It also has redesigned hood vents and a more prominent rear diffuser that complements the quad exhaust system from Borla. Rounding it all off are the 20-inch TSW alloy wheels wrapped in Falken tires.

Under the hood, the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 now produces 380 PS, 15 PS more than stock. This was made possible thanks to a new K&N cold air intake and the previously mentioned low-restriction Borla exhaust system. For better handling, the Stinger GT Federation gets thicker anti-roll bars, Eibach springs and a lowered ride height.

Next up is the Stinger GT Wide Body made by famous tuning house West Coast Customs. Its exterior is painted in layers of blue metallic while the bodyitself comes with wide fender flares reminiscent of the racing GT cars of the 1970s. The suspension has been lowered in a staggered arrangment (35mm at the front, 30mm at the rear) while the wheel wells house the large 21-inch Keen forged alloys wrapped in high-performance tires.

A lightweight carbon fiber aero kit makes the car more aerodynamic while also making it look sleeker. Like the Federation GT, this too also comes with a quad exhaust system. The interior, on the other hand, has been customized as well and now comes with custom blue piping on the seats, hand-stitched gray leather dash panel, alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and a gloss black center panel trim.

Lastly, there is also the all-black Cadenza Obsidian. Also crafted by West Coast Customs, the premium four-door gets a dark finish on the outside and a lavish cabin on the inside. It's painted in custom metallic black and comes with an ultra-dark ceramic window tint, along with 20-inch gloss black Keen alloy wheels with Cosmic Cooper trim finish. Also present are stiffened sport springs that makes it handle better.

Inside, the customized Cadenza gets both leather and suede trim The dasboard gets a suede finish while the seats themselves are upholstered in brown leather with suede inserts. Completing the interior revisions is the Harmon Kardon 630-watt sound system with intergrated subwoofer.

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