Here at E3 Spark Plugs, we’re bona fide gearheads. But we admit we’re also a little on the geek side. So we we’re a tad beside ourselves with Kia Motors’ unveiling of a line of tricked-out rides inspired by DC Comics’ Justice League.
Kia and DC Comics joined forces to debut the cars at the recent 2012 SEMA Show. The collection includes five cars, each representing a different Justice League member based on their personality and key attributes: The Batman-inspired Optima, Flash Forte Koup, Aquaman Rio 5-door, Cyborg Forte 5-door, and Green Lantern Soul. California’s West Coast Customs, RIDES and Super Street created the designs.
But much like true superheroes, these cars aren’t just flashy good-lookers – They’re on a life-saving mission. DC Comics agreed to the project to help boost awareness of its We Can Be Heroes campaign aimed at combating the effects of drought and famine in the Horn of Africa. The humanitarian effort aims to raise a minimum of $2 million for charities Save the Children, International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps via merchandise sales and donations accepted on its website.
So how would your superhero-inspired ride look? Post your ideas and sketches on the E3 Spark Plugs Facebook fan page.