19 Feb C46 | Kia Stinger
20x9 | 20x10.5
Curva Concepts C46
Kia Stinger Wheels
Arguably one of the most controversial cars to be released in recent history, the Stinger was Kia’s new flagship offering that was designed to ditch its old “boring” image and to get true gearheads thinking, “wait…is that a Kia?” With close to almost 400 horsepower and impressive track times, many would say they achieved their goal of creating a new image.
With Kia’s new aggressive presence in conjunction with the opportunity to work with a close shop friend, we were destined to build something that was truly in-line with the Stinger’s new image. Sam, also known as Virtue Media, has shot some great videos for us in the past. Sam also happens to own a badass Kia Stinger lowered on ARK Performance lowering springs, so it would only make sense to hook him up with an aggressive set of aftermarket wheels. When it came down to deciding which design we were going to mount, things did get a bit tricky.
Size: 20×9 | 20×10.5
Choosing The Perfect Wheel
After some initial back and forth between the Flow Forged CFF25 and the C46, we ultimately decided that the C46 was going to be the one. With the wide space between the 10-spoke design, it gives enough visibility to see the massive red Brembo brakes behind the deep concave profiles. To add the deep look, each spoke seemingly floats above the step back lip.
The Stinger is a big boy, so we knew that running a 20” wheel is going to give the car the cleanest aesthetic. We opted to run a 20×9 up front wrapped in 245/30 tires and a 20×10.5 in the rear wrapped in a meaty set of 275/30 tires to achieve the optimal aggressive staggered stance.
As far as finishing is concerned, Sam knew that the gunmetal was going to look the best and we definitely have to agree. The contrast between the bright white and the dark shade of the gray really make the car pop. The gunmetal finishing looks absolutely stunning when you take a look at the detail of each of the 10 sharply defined spokes.