This Batman-inspired Kia Optima is a project of Kia Motors, DC Entertainment and RIDES magazine to benefit “We Can Be Heroes” giving campaign, a relief effort to fight hunger in the Horn of Africa. They designed and built the Batman-themed Optima, transforming the exterior with a matte- and piano-black paint scheme, 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. Other exterior modifications include a custom front grille shaped like a batwing that took over 40 hours to create, yellow LED lighting accents throughout the vehicle and the iconic bat signal etched into the HID headlights.
Moving beneath the cape, the Optima’s seating surfaces are costumed in custom black leather and suede with bold yellow accent stitching. Gotham City’s streets are full of villains and the Batman-themed Optima is ready for action at a moment’s notice with a Bat suit and cowl mounted in the trunk and utility throwing stars installed in the center console.
The Batman-themed Optima feature two video screens in the front-seat headrests that will raise awareness about the worst hunger crisis in 60 years by featuring a custom “We Can Be Heroes” video that demonstrates how one small act can make anyone a hero.