Kia Motors announced on November 3 that it is teaming up with Kinetic Group to build and campaign race cars for the automaker's first-ever auto racing efforts on U.S. soil. The 2010 Kia Forte Koup will enter the 2010 GRAND-AM KONI Sports Car Challenge Series in the Street Tuner (ST) class. The competition utilizes production-based race cars and has a wide variety of vehicles from the U.S., Europe and Asia, using weight and intake restrictions to maintain a level playing field for all entrants. Completing the team, decorated drivers Andy Lally and Nic Jönsson have been secured to drive the two Forte Koup cars in 2010. Available material includes driving shots and exterior and interior views of the Kia Forte Koup as well as still images of the Forte Koup KONI Challenge spec car.