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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.