Feature: Alejandra Palencia’s Kia Stinger GT1

by Nov 30, 2018All News, Interviews, Kia0 comments

Kia Stinger

When we were at SEMA 2018 we had the opportunity to meet a lot of people and while walking through the buildings seeing lots of cars we found this Kia Stinger on a lift and wonder who was the owner.

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Once we found the owner we had to do a feature of her ride, this clean white Stinger with red wheels its nice.

Tell us your name and which car you currently drive?

My name is Alejandra Palencia and I currently drive the 2018 KIA Stinger GT1.

Which other vehicles did you own before the stinger?

My last vehicle was the 2015 Kia Sorento which is a suv, before that I owned a 2012 Toyota Camry.

Why Kia and not other brands?

The only reason I went with Kia was because I honestly love the brand and my Sorento never gave me any issue what so ever, So that
was definitely a plus.

What did you knew about the stinger prior to purchasing it?

Honestly the only thing I knew was that it was a twin turbo and was pushing 365hp.

Why the stinger from all the different models Kia has available?

The stinger caught my eye more than any other model Kia has. It was one of those love at first sight haha.

Which other options did you had before choosing the stinger?

Honestly I was thinking of going with the new Sorento until I seen the stinger I just knew I had to have it there was no doubt in my mind.

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What do you like most about the stinger?

Honestly everything in the stinger I like the body lines make it super sexy so I would definitely have to say the body!

What do you dislike most about your stinger?

I can honestly say I have no dislikes about the stinger.

Did you plan to mod the stinger from the beginning?

Yes before even going to look at them I already had in mind what I wanted to do first.

Currently what modifications does your stinger have?

Currently the stinger has:

Keendesign KD07 Mono Block Forged Wheels

Seibon Carbon Fiber Hood

Velossa Tech Big Mouth Ram Intakes

Ultra Racing USA complete Chassis Braces

3D all weather floormats

Junfitted Air Suspension

Air Lift Performance 3P digital management system

Viair 480c dual compressors

Eibach Sway Bars

Rovi CL-6001 dash cam

Injen Intakes

ADD W1 dual catch cans

M&S type G spoiler

Hydrodipped engine pieces by Syna Dip.

What future modifications would you like to do?

I can say that for now I don’t plan to do any more changes I love the way it looks now, but who knows only time will tell, you will have to stay tuned to see if I make any changes.

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What is your advice to future stinger owners?

If you are still thinking about buying a stinger just stop thinking and just do it. You will have no regrets what so ever.

We met you at SEMA, was this your first time?

This year was actually my first time being a part of SEMA, and honestly it was such an amazing experience. I had the pleasure of meeting a lot of new people and seeing amazing builds in every direction. Everyone at the Direct lift booth was extremely helpful and just great every time I came around.

I want to thank all my sponsors that believed in me as I build my first vehicle.
Thank you to Abe at Keendesign, Hai with Voodoo Ride, Daniel over at Premiun
Auto Styling, Morgan at Viair, Aaron with Rovi, Jessie at Ultra Racing USA, Jeff
at Seven42, and all the peeps at Amsoil, Velossa Tech, 3D, Seibon, Eibach, 3M
Films. I also wanted to thank Team Syngery for being there with me every step of
the way.


Written by Erick Uceda

Blogger, Photographer, Car Enthusiast, HanFest - KDM Car Show, Streetkiaz Texas Chapter Leader, Husband and Father. Some of the activities I enjoy doing everyday.

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