2011 Slam Dunk Blake Griffin KIA Optima Hybrid review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 7 November 2011 , 11:11:04 byAngela

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Slam Dunk Blake Griffin KIA Optima Hybrid

The 2011 Slam Dunk Blake Griffin KIA Optima Hybrid represents a basketball-themed car model which is able to deliver impressive fuel economy figures of up to 40 miles per gallon on the highway1. Kia Optima has become a pop culture icon ever since Blake Griffin competed in the All-Star Slam Dunk contest with the popular midsize sedan. This 2011 hybrid found its inspiration in the WCC Optima Hybrid, which is featured by 20-inch matte black wheels together with Griffin's personal logo on the hood. The interior welcomes the fans with custom leather seats, integrating Griffin's autograph embroidered on the front headrests, as well as a booming audio system and leather and suede door panel inserts. Nowadays, Griffin is the official spokesperson for the Kia brand and several TV spots are planned to be on air in the next couple of months.

The critically-acclaimed 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. Inside, 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.