It is easy to drum up excitement around a new model like the Ford Mustang or the Lexus RC — but bringing an existing vehicle to the top echelons of tuner vehicles takes much more work, creativity and quality execution.
A fantastic example of a long-term plan to make a Supra and NSX-stalking night racer is this Genesis Coupe from Blood Type Racing. An amazing widebody, front and rear wings larger than surfboards, and even custom LED lighting comes together to make the Genesis Coupe a star of SEMA 2014.
The performance upgrade is far deeper than this candy red paint, however, with a full roll cage, Sabelt racing seats and drifter’s steering wheel. The laundry list of performance parts also includes
twin a giant twin-scroll turbocharger under the hood and a nitrous can in the trunk! The upgrades to the chassis are detailed below, along with full details from Hyundai.
Hyundai Genesis Coupe by BloodType Racing
HYUNDAI TEAMS UP WITH BLOOD TYPE RACING INC. TO BRING THE EXCITEMENT OF UNDERGROUND RACING TO SEMA
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014 – Blood Type Racing Inc., the Chicago-based builder specializing in extracting extreme, street-friendly performance from Korean vehicles, has released details on its 2014 Genesis Coupe built for the 2014 SEMA show. With a host of engine upgrades, suspension changes, and exterior and interior modifications, the BTR Genesis Coupe combines massive power with the true, adrenaline pumping experience of underground racing. The car will be revealed at Hyundai’s SEMA news conference in Las Vegas on November 4, 2014 at 9 a.m. PT.
Leveraging the Genesis Coupe’s performance DNA, the BTR Genesis Coupe uses Hyundai’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder as the engine’s foundation. The engine received new sleeves, and was bored to give a larger displacement. With the addition of a high-boost Precision Turbo turbocharger, strengthened and fully balanced internal components, a custom intake, intercooler, full exhaust kit and nitrous injection, the BTR Genesis Coupe sends over 800 horsepower to the rear wheels (nearly 1,000 horsepower at the crank) through a six-speed manual transmission. BTR gave the vehicle an aggressive, underground racing appearance by adding a custom wide body kit designed for BTR by the ever famous Body Kit designer Kei Miura from Japan, with 40mm-wider front and 60mm-wider rear fenders, front bumper lip spoiler, rear diffuser and a GT wing for added down force.
“Our focus on this vehicle was to build on the impressive performance abilities of the Genesis Coupe and help the growth of the aftermarket tuner community,” said Sam Lee, product manager, Blood Type Racing Inc. “It’s easy to add lots of power to an engine, but we engineered all other aspects of the vehicle – cornering and handling, stopping power, and visual appearance – to complement the massive horsepower we’re now getting from the engine. We’ve engineered a true, total package Genesis Coupe.”
The addition of Tanabe OLED Revel gauges, Sabelt racing seats and harnesses, a Sabelt steering wheel and Cusco roll cage give the BTR Genesis Coupe an aggressive interior, rounding out the complete package.
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Brian Crower BC625+ Forged Connecting Rods
CP Pistons 8.5:1 Compression 90mm Bore Forged Pistons (2.2ltr)
Darton International Cylinder Sleeves
Cosworth 90mm Bore Race Head Gasket
Brian Crower Oversized Stainless Steel Valves
Brian Crower Valve Guides
Tomei Powered Valve Springs
GSC Stage 2 Cams
ARP Head Studs
ARP Main Studs
ARP Flywheel Bolts
ARP Cam Tower Studs
BTR Custom Intake Manifold
Clevite coated Bearings
Upgraded Engine Mounts
Customized MXP Exhaust System
BTR Custom ECU Tuning utilizing the OEM Hyundai ECU
IntensePower T4 Twin-scroll Top Mount Turbo Manifold
Precision Turbo 6266 Ball Bearing Twin-Scroll Version 2 Turbo
Precision Turbo PW46 External Wastegates
GFB G-force II Electronic Boost Controller
Custom Precision TurboIntercooler System
Custom Oil Cooler System
Custom Fuel Return System
Custom Fuel Rail
Custom External Dual Pump Fuel Setup from TF Works
Nitrous Express Direct Port Nitrous System
Nitrous Express Purge Kit
Nitrous Express Bottle Heater
Nitrous Express Bottle Blanket
Nitrous Express Billet Bottle Bracket
Competition Clutch Upgraded Clutch Kit
Competition Clutch Flywheel Kit
Enthuspec Stainless Steel Clutch Line
Tomei Powered Trax Advance 2 way LSD
Short Throw Shifter
Upgraded Transmission Mount
Stance Suspension Coilover System
Stance Suspension Cup Kit
Eibach Front Sway Bar
Eibach Rear Sway Bar
Tanabe Center Frame Brace
Tanabe Strut Tower Brace
Enthuspec Adjustable Sway Bar End Links
Enthuspec Rigid Subframe Collar Kit
Wilwood Performance Brake Kit
Toyo R888 Tires
19-in. WORK Wheels Custom 2 Piece Wheels
Sabelt GT-200 Carbon / Fiberglass shell Racing Seats
Sabelt Racing Harnesses
Sabelt SW-390 Racing Steering Wheel
Planted Seat Brackets
Tanabe OLED Revel Gauges
Cusco Roll Cage
BTR Custom Rear Seat Delete
BTR Polished Weighted Shift Knob
RE:MAKE Wide Body Kit Designed by Kei Miura
Wide Body Front Fenders
Wide Body Rear Fenders
Front Bumper Lip Spoiler
Diode Dynamics Customized Head Lights
CS Illumination Customized Tail Lights
Custom Candy Red Paint
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.
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