Kia to Reveal B-Spec Rio Racer at SEMA
The Rio 5-door B-Spec was prepared by the company's racing partner Kinetic Motorsports, which will provide racers with the parts to build and compete with their own B-Spec racer.
"Outstanding value has always been a foundation of the Kia brand," said Michael Sprague, vice president of marketing and communications for Kia. "With the rapid development of the Kia Racing program and the launch of the 2012 Rio 5-door, we have a unique opportunity to introduce Kia to a new and passionate racing community by providing an affordable and great-looking race car that delivers best-in-class horsepower in the rapidly expanding B-segment."
The Rio 5-door B-spec was designed to race in Grand-Am, the Pirelli World Challenge, the Sports Car Club of America and the National Auto Sport Association, according to Kia.
Kia also will unveil five additional vehicles during its SEMA press conference.
Content provided by AutoWeek.
EXPLORE NEW CARS
MORE ON MSN AUTOS
ABOUT EXHAUST NOTES
Cars are cool, and here at MSN Autos we love everything about them, but we also know they're more than simply speed and style: a car is an essential tool, a much-needed accessory to help you get through your day-to-day life. What you drive is also one of the most important investments you can make, so we'll help you navigate your way through the car buying and ownership experiences. We strive to be your daily destination for news, notes, tips and tricks from across the automotive world. So whether it's through original content from our world-class journalists or the latest buzz from the far corners of the Web, Exhaust Notes helps you make sense of your automotive world.
Have a story idea? Tip us off at firstname.lastname@example.org.