Kia Slam Dunk Blake Griffin Optima Hybrid is one of six sports-themed vehicles which is included in Kia lineup at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Built by the world famous West Coast Customs (WCC), the basketball-themed ” Slam Dunk ” Optima was inspired by basketball all-star Blake Griffin.
Kia Optima became a pop culture icon when Blake Griffin leaped over the popular midsize sedan to win the All-Star Slam Dunk competition earlier this year. Today, Griffin is an official spokesperson for the Kia brand with several new TV spots set to air over the next few months.
Taking the Kia-Blake Griffin partnership to the next level, West Coast Customs has created a basketball-themed Optima Hybrid that adds some hardwood flair to Kia’s first-ever hybrid in the U.S., which delivers class-leading fuel economy of up to 40 miles per gallon on the highway1.
The inspiration behind the WCC Optima Hybrid is immediately apparent with its basketball-like custom orange paint scheme, which is accentuated by 20-inch matte black wheels and Griffin’s personal logo on the hood.
In the interior, hoop fans will find basketball-court flooring in the front and rear seating areas, custom leather seats with Griffin’s autograph embroidered in the front headrests, leather and suede door panel inserts and headliner, and a booming audio system with custom enclosures built into the rear deck lid.
Two flat-screen TVs mounted in the back of the front headrests connect to a Microsoft®2 X-Box video game console and a “Pop-A-Shot” basketball hoop is mounted in the trunk for hours of off-the-court entertainment.