It belts out nearly 750 whp before the nitrous switch is even flipped on... Its bodywork was crafted by Kei Miura of Rocket Bunny fame... It cinched loads of accolades at the '14 SEMA show—we recognized it as one of the best of the best... And, it comes from Korea... Say what?!
Tuning firm Blood Type Racing (BTR) is situated some 6,500 miles from Seoul in the heartland that is the greater Chicago area, but is more in tune with what it takes to make the South Korean carmaker's Genesis coupe something even more special than just about anybody this side of Hyundai is capable of.
Generating Supra-like horsepower from a platform so little explored, like Hyundai's 2.0L factory-boosted four-cylinder, is as hard as you'd think. But the principles of compressing a whole bunch of air and fuel and doing important things with all of that will never change. That's why BTR looked not to the sovereign state of Korea for whatever wares it needed to make the Genesis better, but Japan, and then back to the U.S. It's both of those places where BTR Marketing Director Sam Lee says all of the internals were sourced that'd allow the all-aluminum long-block to more than quadruple its power rating when on the squeeze.
If you fancy yourself smart, right about now you might be thinking about how Hyundai's twin-cam Theta engine is pretty much the same thing as what's underneath the hood of Mitsubishi's Evo X. It isn't. Although the two engines share all sorts of pieces and the whole shebang was a joint effort between the two carmakers, Hyundai's version falls short in a couple of ways, the most obvious of which is its open-deck design.
It is '15, though, which means getting a hold of somebody at Darton and ordering up a set of its ductile-iron cylinders is easy—all of sudden making those floating cylinders not so big of a deal. Sourcing the right pistons from CP and big-power-capable connecting rods from Brian Crower wasn't any harder. Which is exactly what the technicians at BTR did before fitting the engine with the twin-scroll Precision turbo that hangs off the cylinder head by means of an Intense Power manifold.
Generating 750 whp from only four holes' worth of combustion typically means there's more going on than just strapping a big honkin' turbo into place. Here, GSC cams were fitted inside of the head along with stiffer TOMEI valvesprings and bigger valves from Brian Crower. The whole idea is to let more air past the valve seats and, ultimately, into the combustion chambers.
BTR's Genesis is more than just a burly forced-induced powerhouse two times over, though. Every facet of the car has been massaged, from the suspension and chassis, to the interior, and to the exterior that's been gone over by Japanese aero specialist Miura of TRA Kyoto, resulting in the first Rocket Bunny-style widebody kit for the Genesis. Since BTR debuted its car, the aero kit has since been made available to the public under Miura's new brand, REMAKE.
So even if you aren't a fan of Hyundai and its rear-wheel-drive two-door, it's hard not appreciate Miura's craftsmanship, or the 19" Work wheels within the fender flares, or the fact that this boosted four-cylinder can pump out 850 whp with nitrous on.