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SEMA 2017: Kia Stinger aftermarket special editions revealed

By Chris Thompson, 02 Nov 2017 News

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More focused and blinged-up Stingers, plus a drifting and autocross course for the rear-driver

Kia has well and truly answered the question ‘how much can we modify the Kia Stinger?’

Quite a bit, apparently.

The Kia Stinger GT Federation is Kia’s attempt to show the world that it can build its own aftermarket following, and to showcase the Stinger’s capabilities to tuner enthusiasts.

2018-Kia-Stinger-GT-Federation-front.jpgWhile another standard Stinger GT was outside the SEMA hall giving punters a ride around a drift circuit set up in the carpark (we already knew the Stinger could drift), most of the interest has been focused on the modified show cars.

The Federation has proven exiting to fans of the Stinger as it’s not just a visual change, but it also gets a slight performance boost.

A K&N cold-air intake and a low-restriction quad-tipped Borla exhaust are the only mods the drivetrain is affected by, but alone they provide an extra 11kW. Not massive, but it does bode well for the engine’s tuning potential.

2018-Kia-Stinger-GT-Widebody-front.jpg“Eibach springs, thicker antiroll bars and a reduced ride height aim to offer a more spirited driving experience, while aggressive staggered 20-inch TSW wheels shod with Falken tires round out the Stinger GT Federation’s visual and technical achievements,” Kia adds.

The other Stinger joining the GT Federation was the Kia Stinger GT Wide Body, built by West Coast Customs of Pimp My Ride fame.

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With no Xzibit in sight, we don’t know how many TV screens the low-and-wide Stinger has, but we do know it rides on 21-inch forged wheels, performance tyres, and scores a lightweight carbon fiber aero kit.

It does, however, have a 630 watt Harmon Kardon sound system with integrated subwoofer. Consider this ride pimped.