/SEMA Preview: Kia Optima Convertible A1A

SEMA Preview: Kia Optima Convertible A1A

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Kia Motors has gone properly mad with their custom cars for this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. A few days ago they showed us the Mud Bogger Forte Koup which was a thing of immense ridiculousness. And now they have come up with this, Kia Optima Convertible A1A, named after a highway in Florida.

Based on the latest 2016 model, Kia Optima Convertible A1A – as the name clearly suggests – is a four-seater open-top concept of the family sedan with a heavy dose of custom about it. They have sliced the roof, shortened the windshield, slammed the car to the ground, but crucially maintained the four-seater layout.

What’s more, Kia Optima Convertible A1A features rear-hinged rear doors like a Rolls-Royce and features a set of 20-inch wheels complemented with Ksport coilover suspension for an extremely low ride height. The body is reinforced and strengthened with steel tubes in various places so that the vehicle retains a rigid structure in spite of the roadster conversion.

The interior features of this wildass Kia include utter-cream leather bucket seats up front and custom double buckets in back and custom center consoles. The visual features are backed up by a tweaked turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a sport exhaust system that churns out 245 horsepower.

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