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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
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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