Kia DC Entertainment Justice League Custom Vehicle Unveiling
Kia Motors America (KMA) and DC Entertainment kicked off the 2012 SEMA Show in superhero style with five radical machines inspired by the members of the Justice League: The Flash Forte Koup, Aquaman Rio 5-door, Cyborg Forte 5-door, Green Lantern Soul and the previously unveiled Batman Optima.
Built by West Coast Customs, RIDES and Super Street, each of the vehicles feature custom artwork by legendary comic book artist and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee and are intended to raise awareness for DC Entertainment’s “We Can Be Heroes” giving campaign to help fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Preview: West Coast Customs 2013 Kia Forte Flash-Inspired
For its second vehicle themed after a character from DC Comic’s Justice League, Kia has chosen the fastest human being in the world of superheroes, The Flash, who will be the inspiration for the firm’s modified Forte compact model.
The Scarlet Speedster-themed Forte is the work of West Coast Customs (WCC) and it will make its world premiere at the 2012 SEMA Show, which takes place in Las Vegas from October 30 to November 2.
For the time being, Kia is sharing only a single teaser rendering of the Forte’s hood that sports a custom paint job and what looks like a window to the engine adorned with The Flash’s emblem.
The superhero-themed cars from Kia and DC Comics will benefit DC Entertainment’s “We Can Be Heroes” charity, with the two companies having made plans to launch six more vehicles over the next few months.
2012 Kia Optima Hybrid BSK Concept by West Coast Customs
Created by West Coast Customs, the basketball-themed Optima Hybrid takes the Korean firm’s partnership with Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin to the next level.
On the outside, the hybrid sedan gets a basketball-like custom orange paint scheme with contrasting matte black 20-inmch alloy wheels and Griffin’s personal logo on the bonnet.
In addition, there are two flat-screen TVs mounted in the back of the front headrests that are linked to a Microsoft X-Box video game console while a “Pop-A-Shot” basketball hoop has been fitted in the trunk.