The Kia Sidewinder was one of the entrants into the 2006
Los Angeles Auto show's 'LA Adventure' design competition.
A competition in which the participants chose an activity
available in the southern California area, and then designed
a vehicle for that purpose.
Designed at the Kia America Design Center by Marc Mainville,
the Kia Sidewinder concept is intended as an environmentally
friendly vehicle for drift-racing, a California adventure
because Los Angeles was the scene of the first officially
sanctioned American drifting event.
Power for the Kia Sidewinder comes from a compressed natural
gas turbine, which supplies electricity to a series of
in-wheel, high torque, electric motors.
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