Our ride of the month winner Jim purchased his brand new Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec in February of 2013. Since then the car has gone through some changes. Steadily, Jim has replaced what he can himself, or with the help of friends. He really enjoys working on the car himself, and takes pride in the work he has done.
Over the course of two years, Jim has used his genesis to learn how to do several things on cars, including basic maintenance, custom wiring, headlight painting and much more. Jim has taken his genesis to a few car shows around the Houston area, along with friends from his car club. Building a show car was not his main objective for his ride. Jim’s goal for his Genesis became clear once he took the Genesis out for a track day. He was instantly addicted and has been working since to turn the Genesis into a track car.
Without going the forced induction route, Jim replaced the full exhaust, the intake, and had the engine tuned to max out the performance. To help shave off some weight, the hood and trunk were replaced with carbon fiber versions. The wheels had to be replaced as well; Gram Lights were used for additional weight reduction.
Jim added some fatter tires and track tuned suspension. This has helped Jim with his travels across the region, tracking the Genesis whenever he can. He cannot get enough of the track, just last weekend he was back at it again in North Texas.
Jim is not finished just yet. His next project is to replace the seats and add harnesses to his ride. Soon we will see a new set of seats inside. In just two years’ time, Jim has made his genesis into a track machine and landed the title of this February’s Ride of the Month winner.
GRiP V2 catback exhaust
Gold custom painted R2C Intake
Grimmspeed intake manifold spacer
Black Pearl Custom painted intake manifold
Black Pearl Custom painted throttle body
SFR Custom Tune 93+ octane
Saikou Michi dual catch cans
ATQ Short Throw Shifter w/ shifter bushings
ViS AMS carbon fiber hood
ViS K2 carbon fiber trunk
ViS VIP carbon fiber diffuser
Aerocatch hood pins
Lightweight aluminum low-pressure hood hinges
Custom painted headlights w/ Morimoto Bi-Xenon H1 6.0 projectors (6000K)
Morimoto xB angel eyes
Custom painted foglights w/ custom fabbed DRLs
LED fog lights
LED Switchbacks stage 2
WC Lathewerks stainless shift knob
Full kit of LED lights (glove box, vanity lights, license plate lights, trunk light, map lights (blue))
Back up camera w/ integrated 4” LCD screen in mirror
SRP Racing pedals
Wheels & Suspension
PBM Comp Coilovers
Gram Lights 57FXX – 9.5” +25 / 10.5” +20
Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 – 245/35R19 | 275/35R19
Gold Muteki SR48 lug nuts
Gold custom painted strut bar
SFR Subframe collars
See more photos in the February 2015 Ride of the Month gallery!