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Resurrection

Written by : Posted on April 5, 2011 : 7 Comments

The Hyundai Genesis has been gaining huge territory in the heart of many enthusiasts. Everyone from the hardcore Euro guys to the typical JDM fans have been switching over to a brand new platform which has gradually demonstrated not only to be solid, but aesthetically unique. I have grown to respect these cars, they are attractive, have a great warranty, and it’s one of those cars that with only a set of coils and wheels can leave half of your friends wearing a neck brace or calling dibs to ride with you. Jon decided to take things a little further with an assortment of tasteful exterior parts and slight engine mods that makes this a very well rounded machine.

Jon started off with an MR2 and owned it for about six years. That was until the announcement of the Genesis, which he immediately fell in love with. As soon as he purchased the 3.8 V6 Track model, he concentrated on a nice drop and a beautiful set of Volk GT-S wheels.

By now you may be wondering, what does a title like “Resurrection” has anything to do with this car? Actually, it has much more than you can imagine. Exactly a year after Jon purchased his Genesis Coupe, a devastating front end collision destroyed it. Fortunately, he wasn’t at fault, and he was determined to keep his car. After three months and close to $13,000 in repair bills, his waiting misery came to an end and they resurrected perhaps one of the nicest Hyundai Genesis we’ve seen lately. In his own words, “the car was back to life better than ever”.

The guys at Preferred Auto Body and Custom, located in Fairfield, CA performed miracles.  They were able to deliver the car two days before Christmas. What a perfect gift for the holidays. Regardless of what the future may hold for me and the car, modding will continue. Big thanks to the guys at Preferred Auto Body and Custom, GCTuner.com, Importshark.com, Gencoupe.com, VIPDOUT.com, and my teammates of Project X Racing (PXR). Special thanks to Derrick Mance (DM PHOTO) for taking excellent shots of my car.

Modifications
Engine
Koyo Racing Radiator
Magnaflow Catback Exhaust
K&N drop-in Airfilter

Exterior
M&S Front Splitter
M&S Sideskirts
M&S Eyelids
Sequence Front Facia
Custom LED Tail Lights
VIS CF Fog Bezels
VIS CF Rear Diffusor
Rhys Millen Racing CF Grille
Chrome Window Trim
Chrome Door Handles

Wheels & Tires
Volk GT-S
19×9.5 +17
19×10.5 +18
Falken 452 (225/35 & 245/34)
Four Piston Brembo Brakes/Calipers
Double Drilled/Cross Slotted Rotors

Suspension
Static
Stance GR+ PLUS Coilovers
Strut Tower Bar
Rear Sway Bar

Photography by Derrick Mance

Photography by Dale Tu

7 comments

  1. The Genesis coupe is one of the most beautiful cars on the road out there. Turns my head every time I see one. Which, sadly isn’t too often. Saw more Tiburon’s on the road in my time. More people should get this car!

  2. The Genesis coupe is one of the most beautiful cars on the road out there. Turns my head every time I see one. Which, sadly isn’t too often. Saw more Tiburon’s on the road in my time. More people should get this car!

      • A1m2h3e4d5 on said:

        Im not saying its a bad car it really is a nice car im just saying a hardcore euro guy wouldn’t switch to a hyundai

    • iheartcars on said:

      I did. After owning MK2, MK3, MK5 GTIs, E36 and E46 M3s, along with a R56 Cooper S, I have to say that I’m pretty impressed with my Genesis.
      Then again, I’ve become more brand/scene agnostic over the years. Started off as a Chevy guy, got into JDM briefly, then Euros for a long time. Now I just like cars, don’t really care what company made them or what the country of origin is.

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