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Stinger GT To Take Center Stage At SEMA

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Not physically on a center stage, but CarScoops expects the new Kia Stinger GT to be heavily featured at SEMA this year.

Perhaps an accurate assumption because Kia is brining two customized versions to the show and they're offering attendees the chance to in one. Called the Stinger Drift Experience, passengers will ride alongside professional Formula Drift drivers who will navigate around a twisty course. Originally, we thought the drivers would simply pout on a show in a modified 2018 Stinger GT prototype. Glad to hear we were wrong in this case.

Even if you don't get a chance to ride in one, you'll still have a chance to look at both the Stinger GT Federation and Stinger GT Wide Body in person.

The latter in Creamy-Orange paint features an Air Design USA body accent kit, which includes a rear spoiler, rear diffuser and redesigned hood vents. To bump up its performance a K&N cold-air intake, Eibach springs, thicker anti-roll bars, and low-restriction quad-tipped Borla exhaust system has been added. They've even lowered the vehicle. All this adds up to a 15 horsepower boost for the Stinger's twin-turbo 3.3-liter engine.

Then there's the wide body model by West Coast Customs. Not increasing the vehicle's width as the name may have you believe, the aftermarket company has added a set of 21-inch Keen forged wheels, lightweight wide body kit, huge diffuser and quad-port exhaust tips. The front suspension was lowered by 1.4 inches and the rear sits 1.2 inches higher.

If you can't make it to the show, perhaps forum member Hobble11's pictures straight from the SEMA show will help ease your pain.
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