IRVINE, Calif., Mar 4, 2010 Following a top-20 finish in Kia Motors first-ever automobile competition on U.S. soil, a Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koups lapse to a lane this weekend for a Homestead 200 on Mar 6 during Homestead-Miami Speedway. Applying a lessons schooled from 2.5-hours of highway racing during a initial GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series eventuality during Daytona Speedway, Kias racing partner, Kinetic Motorsports, has done several modifications and adjustments to urge and raise a Forte Koups speed and responsiveness to motorist input.
Following a entrance in Daytona, Kinetic Motorsports has embarked on a header growth module to urge engine respirating and oil levels, practiced shifter cables to equivocate overtravel and broach some-more accurate rigging changes, and altered stop pedal feel formed on motorist feedback. Recent contrast suggested improvements in height fortitude and braking response while trustworthiness stays strong.
While we were gratified to strech a lane and a initial outcome in Daytona, we know there is a lot some-more intensity in a Kia Forte Koups and weve already seen poignant opening improvements given a initial race, pronounced Nic Jnsson, motorist of a No. 10 car. Despite a miss of racing knowledge in Kias DNA, there is no doubt that we are headed in a right instruction with a Forte Koup growth module and we are assured we will be faster during Homestead and as a deteriorate progresses.
In their entrance event, a No. 12 automobile piloted by a 2007 GRAND-AM ST champions Trevor Hopwood and Adam Burrows valid to be a arguable performer and finished 19th after starting in a 31st position. Meanwhile, a No. 10 automobile piloted by Nic Jnsson and Andy Lally supposing an in-cockpit perspective of a competition from a roof-mounted and in-car SPEED TV cameras, that will once again be employed during Homestead.
In further to automatic refinements, a No. 10 and No. 12 Kia Forte Koups will also have a somewhat altered coming during Homestead with a further of HD Radio Technology as an central unite of KMAs motorsports program. HD Radio Technology, invented by iBiquity Digital Corporation, is a DIGITAL expansion of AM and FM radio, adding new facilities like intelligible sound, new internal FM channels, on-screen information and most some-more all 100% Subscription Free. HD Radio Technology will be accessible on name 2011 indication year Kia vehicles.
The Forte Koups performance-inspired styling and superb pushing dynamics are a ideal fit for highway racing, creation Kia Motors initial two-door coupe a judicious choice for KMAs initial motorsports efforts. The two-door, front-wheel-drive competition cars implement a Forte Koup prolongation cars 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine.
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