IRVINE, California – Kia Motors America has executed what it called a ‘Triple Threat Stunt’ with professional stunt drivers on a track outside Atlanta in the state of Georgia using two turbocharged Kia K5 units flying in opposing directions as a third passes below.
The aerial stunt started a multi-channel marketing campaign for the mid-size sedan intended ”to reset expectations by placing the K5 in situations outside the traditionally conservative category”.
Darrin Prescott, action unit director on some of Hollywood’s most action-packed films (Baby Driver, Ford vs. Ferrari, Drive, John Wick, Black Panther, Bourne Ultimatum), created the stunt that was streamed live online and provided car enthusiasts with a virtual look at the capability of K5.
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Professional driver Collete Davis and actor Jeremy Ray Valdez were co-hosts and professional drivers Sean Graham and father-daughter stunt-driving duo Jalil Jay and Brionna Lynch were involved.
As Graham maneuvered, steered, and slid his K5 into position with stop-on-a-dime accuracy, two K5s driven by the Lynches, sped down straight roads towards one another before each hit a ramp to become airborne and sail over Graham’s K5.
The stunt ended with all three K5 units and their crew safe back on terra firma.
The 10-minute event can be seen in its entirety by visiting Kia Motors’ America YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/llX7DplWPZY