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We’ve seen sneak preview shots of Enjuku Racing’s Hyundai Genesis project, and now it’s sitting happily at the BC Racing booth showing off its supercharged LS1 engine swap. The swapped Genesis is sitting on a new set of white BC Racing wheels sporting a perfectly aggressive fitment. The LS1 swap is clearly executed well, sporting a Chase Bays wiring harness and a fancy supercharger.
The Genesis project is lowered on a set of BC Racing coilovers, while the LS1 has some goodies from ISIS Performance, SPEC Clutch and Quaife. A brake upgrade came courtesy of Wilwood while the carbon fiber goods are from VIS Racing.
You can check out a video of the Genesis here.
GALLERY: Enjuku Racing Supercharged LS1 Hyundai Genesis
Enjuku Racing’s SEMA Hyundai Genesis project is looking ready to roll into this year’s SEMA Show with its supercharged LS1 V8 engine swap. We first broke the news about their swapped project earlier last month, and now the folks over at Enjuku sent over photos of the completed Genesis along with a short video of the supercharged LS1 firing up and sounding healthy while taking its maiden voyage.
We’ll be checking out the project in person at the BC Racing booth at this year’s show, where it’ll be showing off its coilovers that gives this Genesis the stance it needs to show off the new Work Wheels VS-XX that now adorns each corner of the project. SPEC Clutch pitched in some help on the project while ISIS gives the LS1 swap some go-faster help. Wilwood also pitched in with a brake upgrade for the Genesis, while Quaife hooked Enjuku up with a high quality limited slip to get all the power to the ground. With the help of Chase Bays, the swap looks as clean as ever and Enjuku Racing will be offering a swap kit for those Genesis owners interested in doing a swap themselves.
GALLERY: Enjuku Racing Hyundai Genesis
Check out the video after the break and see AutoGuide’s complete 2011 SEMA Show preview here.
Enjuku Racing, best known for campaigning several Nissan S13 chassis through Formula Drift and capturing the NOPI Drift championship one year, is turning towards a whole new chassis for SEMA this year. Starting with your run-of-the-mill Hyundai Genesis Coupe, the crazy minds at Enjuku Racing have decided that a supercharged LS1 powerplant would look much better in the engine bay.
The completed project will be unveiled in the BC Racing Suspension and Wheels booth at this year’s SEMA show and will feature BC Racing’s BR-Type coilovers and an aggressive set of 19×10-inch front, 19×11-inch rear BC Racing TA02 wheels. Enjuku also mentioned to us that they’ll be working their hardest to not have to cut away any of the car’s chassis or frame while doing the swap, giving them the ability to swap back in the factory motor if they wanted to. Helping to make sure that happens easily are the masterminds at Chase Bays, designing a wiring harness that’ll make everything seamless and adaptable. Enjuku Racing will also be custom fabricating their own headers and exhaust system for the swap.
Though this probably won’t turn into another Hyundai Genesis drift car joining Formula Drift alongside Rhys Millen, it’s nice to see more tuners out there looking for new ways to make the Genesis Coupe more popular amongst enthusiasts.
GALLERY: Enjuku Racing Supercharged LS1-Powered Hyundai Genesis Coupe
For the most part, the sport compact and import modifying segment of the automotive industry is often portrayed in a negative light. Whether it’s street racing or car theft or whatever-the-hell-the-mainstream-media-wants-to-report, inspiring stories are hard to come across. So when we catch wind of one, we feel obliged to share with the rest of the world. There are just some things the general public doesn’t understand when it comes to modifying cars; what it can mean to some and much more for others.
Case in point is Sumospeed’s Nissan 240SX S13 Coupe build. A close knit car club that feels more like a family, Sumospeed was inspired when their member and friend, Steve, was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. Prior to his diagnosis however, Steve had purchased an S13 off another club member and had started to build it with a grand vision. Widebody, deep dish low offset wheels, with some high quality suspension to swing it sideways and go drifting.
But once Steve was diagnosed and knew he would be receiving plenty of treatment, his fellow members devised a plan to surprise Steve once he was fully recovered. Knowing that he would be taking out a lot of time to recover, they grabbed the keys to the car and moved it to a shop, telling Steve that it was in storage and that another member had taken the keys by accident prior to shipping out with the Coast Guard.
So the build began and Sumospeed had a goal set – to finish Steve’s car in the way he had envisioned and to surprise him when he was fully recovered. They got hard to work, and with the help of several sponsors including ISIS Performance, Enjuku Racing, Sage Autosports, and CN Stainless, they were able to finish Steve’s dream just in time to surprise him.
The unveiling was very emotional, with Steve’s parents on hand as well. The team also had a custom valve cover powdercoated and each of them signed it. They presented it to Steve as a get well gift, but we’re sure the car just did quite fine. Kudos to Sumospeed for doing such a great job and all the sponsors that helped chip in. Way to shed a little positive light on a much maligned and misunderstood car culture!
GALLERY: Sumospeed Charity Build Nissan S13