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BTR Builds a 850whp 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe on Nitrous

Born in Korea, 850 hp bred by way of the U.S. and Japan

Aaron Bonk
Jan 27, 2016
Photographer: Ginash George

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?!

Btr 2014 hyundai genesis coupe remake fender flares Photo 2/16   |   Btr 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Remake Fender Flares

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.

Btr 2014 hyundai genesis coupe remake rear diffuser Photo 3/16   |   Designed by Kei Miura himself, the REMAKE widebody kit takes very obvious cues from his Rocket Bunny line.

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.

Btr 2014 hyundai genesis coupe theta engine Photo 7/16   |   Btr 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Theta Engine
Btr 2014 hyundai genesis coupe theta engine Photo 8/16   |   With 850 whp using nitrous, this Genesis is the most power 2.0T to date. It also utilizes the factory ECU.

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.

Btr 2014 hyundai genesis coupe remake widebody kit Photo 9/16   |   Btr 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Remake Widebody Kit

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 2014 hyundai genesis coupe work emotion cr wheel Photo 10/16   |   Using Japanese parts was a key factor to this build, hence the 19" staggered Work wheels.

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.

Btr 2014 hyundai genesis coupe remake front lip Photo 11/16   |   Btr 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Remake Front Lip

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.

Btr 2014 hyundai genesis coupe precision turbo 6266 turbo Photo 12/16   |   Turbo so big, think I can fit my head in there...
Btr 2014 hyundai genesis coupe sw 390 steering wheel Photo 16/16   |   Btr 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Sw 390 Steering Wheel
By Aaron Bonk
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BTR Builds a 850whp 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe on Nitrous
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Owner: Blood Type Racing Inc.
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Occupation: Hyundai/Kia Specialists
Engine: Precision Turbo 6266 twin-scroll turbo, dual PW46 wastegates, intercooler system; CP Pistons 8.5:1 pistons; Brian Crower connecting rods; Darton ductile-iron sleeves; Clevite bearings; Cosworth head gasket; Brian Crower oversized valves and valveguides; TOMEI valvesprings; GSC Power-Division Stage 2 camshafts; ARP head studs, main studs, cam tower studs, and flywheel bolts; Intense Power exhaust manifold; custom Blood Type Racing intake manifold; custom MXP exhaust system; custom engine mounts, oil cooler, fuel rail and lines, fuel surge tank; high-flow fuel injectors; Nitrous Express direct-port nitrous oxide system
Drivetrain: Competition Clutch flywheel and clutch; Enthuspec steel-braided clutch line; TOMEI Trax Advance limited-slip differential; custom driveshaft, axles, short-throw shifter, transmission mount
Engine Management: custom Blood Type Racing modified ECU; GFB G-force II electronic boost controller
Footwork & Chassis: Stance Suspension coilovers, air cup kit; Eibach front and rear sway bars; Tanabe center brace, strut tower brace; Enthuspec adjustable sway bar endlinks, rigid subframe collar kit
Brakes: Wilwood front and rear big brake kits
Wheels & Tires: 19x10" front, 19x11" rear Work Emotion CR wheels; 265/30R19 front, 295/30R19 rear Toyo R888 tires
Exterior: REMAKE widebody kit and GT rear spoiler designed by Kei Miura; Diode Dynamics headlights; SC Lumination taillights; custom candy red paint
Interior: Sabelt GT-200 carbon/fiberglass seats, sliders, harnesses and SW-390 steering wheel; Planted seat brackets; Tanabe OLED Revel oil pressure, boost, air/fuel ratio gauges; Cusco four-point roll bar; BTR custom rear seat delete, shift knob
WWW: bloodtyperacing.com

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