Monday, 16 February 2015

Kia's New Optima Brings You - The Ride for Batman

kia batman

The Kia Optima SX Limited Batmobile is everything vigilante. This car is a feast for the fans eyes. A lot of work has been put into the making and the portrayal of the magic of the exceptionally creative artist Jim Lee is presented via this Kia. We'll take you through a tour of it shortly but first, let's start off by mentioning that this Batman-themed Kia was created for DC's "We Can Be Heroes" campaign, which is a charity that fights hunger in the Horn of Africa.

kia batman front view

Brace yourselves people and buckle up before you're blown away by what you're about to learn. First up are the basics. This Kia starts off with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that heats up 274 horsepower at 6000 rpm. This sedan has what it takes to take up 60 mph in under 6.5 seconds. A real treat for a knight.

kia batman rear view

The Custom Grille

The custom bat-wing grille took 40 hours to design and features a custom bat-wing badge in the centre. The grille is shaped like a bat-wing, designed by Jim Lee, who clearly cut no corners in his work.

Those Bat-Wing Headlights

If Batman drove a KIA, it would most probably be this one so you can expect the headlights to come out with the icon of the honoured vigilante. The projection headlights for this vehicle has the iconic symbol of the bat which is used to summon Batman in the comics.

The Beyond Compare Paint and Under Glow

The slick matte black paint job brings out that killer looks the car deserves. The yellow under glow shines from beneath and behind the massive brakes. Everything is custom-made on the exterior, the body kit, the door panel, the new bumpers, side skirts, a rear spoiler and even the hood vents were designed by hand, specifically for this Kia.

The Distinctive and Performance-Inspired Wheels

K Sport's brakes make the wheels unmatched in performance. When the speeds are soaring high, they'll step right in on the driver's will to calm the knight down. They're 20-inch wheels, dramatically lowered and painted to complement the car's appearance and suave. When the vehicle moves in before a crowd, the wheels stop turning and the lights glare, a dark experience is brought with it.

The Interior

There's a unique batsuit in the trunk. Yes. This particular fact was meant to lock eyes. Also, there are several stylish features that simply impress. Everything has been upholstered in leather and suede. The seats, the headliner, the dashboard and all else that crosses your mind.

Yellow batman logos and LED s are scattered throughout the interior and the centre console can be opened to find Batman throwing stars. Although you won't get a custom audio system with loud sub-woofers and amplifiers, that's for the reason that the car is based on stealth and in tribute to the Bat's personality.

In the end, you should know that the car's not street legal. When something this deadly requires permission, there are ways for it be in the shadows and strike fear into criminal hearts. Lastly, A famous quote from the Dark Knight himself - ''It's not who we are underneath, but what we do that defines us."

Here are some videos of  the making and showcase of  the Batman Kia Optima:

1. Kia Batman Themed vehicle by LUX Motorwerks

2. Jim Lee Batman Inspired Kia Vehicle Sneak Peek

3. Batman Kia Optima SX