Superhero Cars to Stop at New York Auto Show

KIA Motors America and DC Entertainment introducing five superhero cars inspired by the Justice League. The cars are intended to raise awareness for DC Entertainment's "We Can be Heroes" campaign to help fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

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Previously unveiled at New York's Time Warner Center, Kia, DC Entertainment and RIDES magazine worked together to design and build the Batman-inspired Optima.
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Based on the intergalactic peacekeeper known as Green Lantern, the Super Street magazine's wide-body Soul shines with a green and black two-tone exterior paint scheme complete with green mirror-chrome tint on the windows.
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Given the Kia Rio's reputation as one of the most eco-friendly vehicles on the road today – 85-percent of Rio's materials are recyclable at the end of its lifespan – the subcompact provided a natural automotive alter-ego for Aquaman, symbolizing his role as protector of the environment, both land and sea.
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The Aquaman-inspired Rio 5-door also received the West Coast Customs treatment with special gold, green and orange exterior paint and a body kit featuring custom-fabricated fins.
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Built by RIDES magazine and based on Cyborg, the half human/half machine superhero for the modern age, the athletic and agile Kia Forte 5-door embodies Cyborg's communications prowess, power and endurance.
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Exterior elements include a vented air scoop on the hood and side ports with red LED lights. An Aztec silver paint job enhances the fluid lines and balanced proportions of the Forte 5-door, while matching the polished steel of Cyborg's armor.
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Known for his speed, drive and commitment to fighting crime, The Flash is paired with the sleek Forte Koup, a vehicle with proven on-track racing performance in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.
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Built by West Coast Customs, the Koup electrifies the senses with a red, orange and yellow airbrushed exterior paint that matches the Scarlet Speedster's trademark costume.
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To keep the Koup's occupants energized, West Coast Customs installed two, ten-inch sub woofers and two sets of coaxial component speakers with a Quart four-channel amp.
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A custom rear cargo compartment houses the Green Lantern power battery with his signature lantern logo etched into a clear panel displaying the superhero's oath lit by LEDs.
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Super Street's build team lowered the Soul to improve its stance and applied widened wheel wells with one-off 18 x 10.5-inch deep-dish wheels
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A custom rear cargo compartment houses the Green Lantern power battery with his signature lantern logo etched into a clear panel displaying the superhero's oath lit by LEDs.
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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 SXL's HID headlights
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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 SXL's HID headlights
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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 SXL's HID headlights
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RIDES transformed the exterior with a matte- and piano-black paint scheme and custom-designed 20-inch black wheels with one-of-a-kind Batman-logo center caps.
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The Optima's seating surfaces are costumed in custom black leather and suede with bold yellow accent stitching.
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The Aquaman-inspired Rio 5-door received the West Coast Customs treatment with special gold, green and orange exterior paint and a body kit featuring custom-fabricated fins
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The Aquaman-inspired Rio 5-door also received the West Coast Customs treatment with special gold, green and orange exterior paint and a body kit featuring custom-fabricated fins
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Pop the trunk on this Rio and notice the customized enclosure featuring Aquaman comic-book art and a unique polycast cutout which creates an underwater scene that is lit with Oracle LED lighting
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Inside the Rio 5-door's spacious cabin, the seats have been reupholstered with green leather featuring yellow and gold accents.
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Visual elements include Oracle LED wheel rings and body lighting across the exterior as well as 20-inch color-matched Asanti wheels wrapped in Continental rubber
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RIDES transformed the exterior with a matte- and piano-black paint scheme and custom-designed 20-inch black wheels with one-of-a-kind Batman-logo center caps.
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Gotham City's streets are full of villains, and this Optima is ready for action at a moment's notice with crime-fighting elements like utility throwing stars installed in the center console.
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Moving beneath the cape, the Optima's seating surfaces are costumed in custom black leather and suede with bold yellow accent stitching.
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The vehicle interior consists of red perforated leather and red suede similar to the red glow pulsing from Cyborg's power core.
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JL Audio sound system is another technological enhancement that highlights the fun side of the Justice League's youngest member.
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The tablet in the center console reinforces the fact that Cyborg is constantly plugged in—a hub for communication and information
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Built by RIDES magazine and based on Cyborg, the half human/half machine superhero for the modern age, the athletic and agile Kia Forte 5-door embodies Cyborg's communications prowess, power and endurance
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A cutout in the hood incorporates The Flash logo and allows viewers to see the speedy punch the Forte Koup packs.
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Known for his speed, drive and commitment to fighting crime, The Flash is paired with the sleek Forte Koup, a vehicle with proven on-track racing performance in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge
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On the inside, the Forte Koup's seats are reupholstered in black nappa leather contrasted with red suede featuring yellow stitching with character artwork embroidered into the seats.
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Up front, the Soul's steering wheel and front seats were reupholstered with green and black leather and includes the Green Lantern logo stitched into the seat backs
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A custom rear cargo compartment houses the Green Lantern power battery with his signature lantern logo etched into a clear panel displaying the superhero's oath lit by LEDs.
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