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comes with some high bol­stered rac­ing seats from the fac­tory, but they'd to­tally look bet­ter cov­ered in leather. Tjin's usual leather part­ner couldn't tackle the RS job, so he used a rec­om­men­da­tion through Hyundai's chan­nels, which lead him to Alea Leather. They im­port their ma­te­rial from Italy, so you know it's good. Paired with the cus­tom­printed Colin Tjin (Tjin's son) in­serts and a full roll cage from Unique Fab­ri­ca­tion, the in­te­rior was com­pletely trans­formed.

The last, and most im­por­tant tid­bit that his prior in­ves­ti­ga­tion yielded was the fact that no one had su­per­charged a Gen­e­sis Coupe equipped with the Lambda 3.8-liter V6 be­fore. As Tjin is the Au­to­mo­tive Mar­ket­ing Di­rec­tor at Vortech, this was right up his al­ley, but he soon re­al­ized why no one had su­per­charged a Gen Coupe pre­vi­ously. It's a gi­ant pain in the ass.

As usual though, Tjin had a so­lu­tion (I told you he's been at this a long time), and called on his friend, the tun­ing guru him­self, Bisi Ez­e­ri­oha of Bisi­moto En­gi­neer­ing. If you didn't know, that's the guy who builds those wild twin turbo Porsches and that 1,000-horse­power Honda Odyssey. To­gether, they com­bined their ef­forts and came up with a suc­cess­ful sys­tem that added some ex­tra kick to the al­ready ca­pa­ble V6.

“I got the blower, the blow-off valve and the in­ter­cooler from Vortech and then Bisi made the brack­ets, the piping and ev­ery­thing else,” ex­plains Tjin. “It's ba­si­cally a Bisi­moto kit with Vortech hard parts, and it'll be avail­able that way through Bisi­moto.”

You heard it here, Gen­e­sis own­ers! And as usual, from both Vortech and Bisi­moto, the kit is tuned to be re­li­able for daily use. It uses the stock en­gine af­ter all.

“We tuned it so that it could be beaten on and be a lot of fun,” Tjin says. “I drive the car all the time. I don't want to build some­thing you can't drive.”

So, let's run through our check­list here. Green? Very. Solid per­for­mance parts? Yes, sir. First su­per­charged 3.8-liter Gen­e­sis? Ab­so­lutely. You can ac­tu­ally drive it and have some fun with it? Bonus! Neil Tjin does it again, in a way no one else has.

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