Happy Halloween: 2012 Kia Optima dresses up as a basketball

Well, it’s not really for Halloween but for the 2011 SEMA Show, the 2012 Kia Optima rolled into Las Vegas dressed up like a basketball. Known as the ‘Slam Dunk’ Blake Griffin Kia Optima Hybrid, the model was created by West Coast Customs and takes the Korean brand’s partnership with Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin to the next level.

“Our involvement in the world of sports has dramatically increased awareness and perception of the Kia brand, and together with some high-profile partners we have created a lineup of fun and eye-catching vehicles with unique backstories and plenty of personality,” said Michael Sprague, vice president, marketing & communications of Kia Motors America.

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West Coast Customs added a huge orange paint scheme, matte-black 20-inch alloy wheels and Griffin’s personal logo on the hood. Of course, there were some really West Coast Custom touches like basketball-court flooring, custom leather seats with Griffin’s autograph, leather and suede door panel inserts and headliner, two TVs in the front headrests with a Microsoft X-Box. It also has a ‘Pop-A-Shop’ basketball hoop in the trunk.

– By: Omar Rana