Jaguar, Volkswagen and even Pagani use the ‘R’ badge to designate high-performance versions of their vehicles. Following a similar lead, Kia is exploring the future production of visually appealing body kit upgrades and has unveiled the Kia Forte Type R Concept at the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
Joining forces once again with Kinetic Motorsports (which also worked on the Kia Forte Hybrid Concept), Kia took a Forte Koup and added aggressive exterior panels, including front fenders, rocker panels and rear quarter panels.
The Kia Forte Koup Type R rides on BBS RG 18-inch forged aluminum alloy wheels and racing-inspired tires and suspension components. On the inside, the Forte Koup Type R gets custom seat/door treatments and safety restraints reflect its sporty nature, a short throw shift kit with Kinetic gear shift knob, carbon inlays and a dampened composite fiber disc clutch.
Check out the high-res gallery after the jump.
Kia Forte Koup Type R:
– By: Omar Rana