Blood Type Racing's customised Hyundai Genesis underground racer has more than 590kW at the rear wheels - and looks even faster, thanks to Kei Miura body kit and candy apple red paint.
Blood Type Racing's customised Hyundai Genesis underground racer has more than 590kW at the rear wheels - and looks even faster, thanks to Kei Miura body kit and candy apple red paint.

Hyundai Genesis brings 590kW to SEMA

Time of article published Oct 9, 2014

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Fountain Valley, California - Each year Hyundai produces a seriously hot modified car for the Speciality Equipment Manufacturers Association show in Las Vegas - and this year it has teamed up with Blood Type Racing - a Chicago-based builder specialising in extracting extreme, street-friendly performance from Korean cars, to build a one-of a kind Genesis street racer.

The BTR Genesis Coupé will be revealed at Hyundai's SEMA news conference in Las Vegas on 4 November - but meanwhile, here's what went into this fast and furious street car.

The engine is based on the car's original two-litre turbopetrol four; bored out to take bigger sleeves, with strengthened and fully balanced internal components, high-boost Precision Turbo turbocharger, a custom intake, intercooler, full exhaust kit and nitrous injection, it sends nearly 750kW at the crank (more than 600kW at the rear wheels!) through a six-speed manual 'box.

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Blood Type Racing product manager Sam Lee said: "It's easy to extract lots of power from an engine, but we also engineered the other aspects of the car - cornering, handling, stopping and styling, to match the impressive power we're now getting from the engine. It's a true total package."

That includes Stance Suspension dampers, springs and suspension cups, Whiteline anti-roll bars with Enthuspec adjustable links and rigid sub-frame collar kit, strut tower and body braces, a Wilwood Performance brake kit, Work Wheels 19" custom two-piece rims and Toyo R888 tyres.

Tanabe LED Revel gauges, Sabelt racing seats and harnesses, a Sabelt steering wheel and Cusco roll cage complete the interior.

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