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West Coast Customs Kia Stinger GT Makes Stunning Appearance at Chicago Auto Show

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The West Coast Customs Kia Stinger GT is on display at 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Engineered with racecar genes, the Kia Stinger is an intimidating vehicle both in terms of power and design, and at this year’s Chicago Auto Show, automotive enthusiasts, industry experts, and guests will get quite an eyeful when they see the West Coast Customs Kia Stinger GT currently on display.

Featuring a lowered suspension, ceramic window tint, and a custom WCC fender and trunk badge, the custom Kia Stinger GT makes a stunning impression.


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The 2018 Kia Stinger has been drawing attention since its reveal at last year’s North American International Auto Show and most recently earned the coveted “Vehicle of the Year” award from Roadshow by CNET. It has also earned a Five-Star Rating from Euro NCAP as well as a spot on Wards 10 Best Engines List.

“It’s no easy task to meet or beat the world’s best premium 6-cylinder engines,” said Drew Winter, Senior Content Director at WardsAuto. “The Kia Stinger GT’s twin-turbo V-6 bulldozed its way onto the 2018 Wards 10 Best Engines list with a potent mixture of refinement, value and thunderous torque that takes the Kia brand to a whole new level in the hierarchy of global automakers.”

The 2018 Kia Stinger, which is engineered to deliver a powerful performance, versatility, and thrilling ride, is available in five trims: Stinger, Premium, GT, GT1, and GT2.


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The GT, GT1, and GT2 trims are equipped with an intense twin turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine that is expertly mated to a Kia-created eight-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain generates 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque.

To balance its power and speed, the Kia Stinger also features available safety technologies including the Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) with Lane Change Assist, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS), Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW), and Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS).

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  • William Charles

    Time will tell if this automatic transmission is going to hold up with the power and torque that’s going to be generated. I’m hoping that the whole package is a success. The value and styling is spot on. Korean automakers have come a long long way.