The Kia K900 will initially only be available with one engine, a 5.0L V8. Kia plans to add a V6 to the lineup below the V8 but for now, the K900 is only available with the more upscale power plant. This is not necessarily a bad thing, because the 5.0L V8 engine is incredibly smooth and powerful, making a staggering 420 hp. Acceleration is likewise extremely strong, aided by a smooth shifting 8-speed automatic; the only transmission available on the K900.
Though the K900 is no sports car, it handles respectably, thanks to all-independent suspension and rear wheel drive. Kia has taken pains to ensure that the car is balanced and smooth in the corners, though drivers looking for sports car stiffness should look elsewhere.
Luxury is the name of the game in the K900 and nowhere is this more obvious than in the list of standard equipment. The V8 K900 comes equipped with Napa leather seating, a heated, leather wrapped steering wheel with power tilt and telescoping functions, tri-zone automatic climate control, 19-inch wheels, HID headlights, a 12-way power adjustable driver's seat, an 8-way power adjustable front passenger seat, a 900-watt 17-speaker stereo, front and rear facing cameras, a panoramic sunroof, heated and vented front seats, heated rear seats, a navigation system with a 9.2" display and power folding, heated outside mirrors. Optional items available on the K900 include power closing doors, a 12.3" TFT display, a surround view monitoring system, park assist, a 16-way power adjustable driver's seat and cooling for the rear seats.
Safety is paramount in the K900 and many of the standard features available work towards this aim. In addition to the front and rear camera system, the K900 also includes a blind spot detection system and a rear cross traffic alert system. Airbags include dual front, dual rear, front and rear side airbags as well as side curtain airbags. Electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, traction control and brake assist programs are all standard.