Kia shows off "Blake Griffin Edition" Optima

March 15, 2012 12:00 AM

Blake Griffin and automotive brand Kia have had a strong partnership over the past year, beginning when Griffin famously dunked over a Kia Optima at the NBA All-Star Weekend's Slam Dunk Contest. Yet the relationship between the basketball star and the company didn't end there.

At the Detroit Auto Show, Kia revealed a "Blake Griffin Edition" of its Optima sedan, which was designed by the crew at West Coast Customs. This Los Angeles body shop rose to fame on MTV's "Pimp My Ride" and they truly went all-out on the Optima. The exterior graphics are designed to make the car look like a basketball, and the interior features custom stitching and hardwood floor boards, along with two monitors embedded in the headrests.

Griffin also starred in a brief video for Kia that was posted on YouTube and the humor website In the video, which also features Jeff Goldblum, engineers attempt to recreate Griffin's famous dunk - but this time with the car dunking over Griffin. Predictably, the stunt goes awry and chaos ensues.

Whether you have a custom car like the "Blake Griffin Edition" Kia or have been driving the same used model for years, auto maintenance is key to keeping the car in top condition.

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