February 17, 2013

Auto Briefs

Superman-themed Kia lands in Chicago; Porsche celebrates 50 years of 911


Custom colors and lights make this Kia Optima Hybrid wheels for the Man of Steel. (Kia)

Superheroes get into the act at car show
A Superman-themed Kia Optima Hybrid was unveiled Feb. 7 at the Chicago Auto Show, one of eight customized Kia vehicles representing comic-book characters. The Justice League-inspired cars are part of comic-book maker DC Entertainment's "We Can Be Heroes" campaign, which is focused on aid to famine-hit Horn of Africa. For details about the cars and the program, visit BuiltForJustice.com.
NWautos staff


More than 280,000 Porsche 911s have been built since the car's 1963 introduction. (Porsche)

Iconic German car celebrates 50 years
Introduced as Type 901 in September 1963, the Porsche 911 celebrates 50 years of production this year. Porsche is observing the birthday with a variety of events -- including one that anybody can do. Visit the carmaker's Facebook page (facebook
.com/Porsche) and follow a 1967 Porsche 911 on a world tour. The car will be shown at events this year on five continents, including North America, with stops in Los Angeles and Pebble Beach, Calif.
NWautos staff


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