2012 Kia Optima Batmobile Revealed at DC Special Event [VIDEO]
2012 Kia Optima Batmobile is a product of the cooperation between Kia Motors America (KMA), DC Entertainment and RIDES magazine. The result is this one-of-a-kind brooding Batman-inspired Optima.
This special Kia was influenced by the artistry of the comic book icon, Jim Lee. In fact, this product is part of the giving campaign of DC Entertainment "We Can Be Heroes" which aims to fight hunger in the Horn of Africa.
The unique style is due to the base model of Optima SX Limited, which was transformed and turned into dark and mysterious vehicle. And as a true Batmobile it has the inherent cutting-edge technology and premium amenities in its sleek, aggressive design customized with several unique Batman elements.
The team - Kia, DC Entertainment and RIDES magazine, designed and built the Batman-themed Optima, starting first with the exterior. They have applied matte- and piano-black paint scheme. In addition, there's also featured a dramatically lowered coilover suspension and muscular ground effects kit, huge Ksport performance brakes for extreme stopping power, custom-designed 20-inch black wheels and a performance exhaust system.
Some other modification highlights of the outer look of the Optima is the custom front grille (shaped like a batwing of course) which was created for over 40 hours, the yellow LED lighting accents throughout the vehicle and the iconic bat signal etched into the HID headlights.
What about the interior of this Batmobile. The first thing one sees of course is the Batman-emblem on the seats. In fact, the seating surfaces are costumed in custom black leather and suede with bold yellow accent stitching.
And is more than sure that the villains will be caught just in time due to the 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline direct injected engine this Optima hides below its bonnet. To be more precise – it generates 274 horsepower (202 kW) and achieves up to 22/34 mpg3 (city/hwy).
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