Enjuku Racing has been well known in the Nissan S-Chassis world for over 12 years. From providing great parts and service, to our past professional Formula Drift programs, we know how to get things done! We decided it was time to branch out into some newer chassis and make a big impression. So for SEMA this year, we’ve joined forces with BC Racing Suspension to build a Hyundai Genesis that would turn a few heads.
We removed the stock turbocharged 2.0L Hyundai engine to make room for something a bit bigger –the ever popular LS1 V8.
To make sure the LS would fit, we quickly mocked it up in the Genesis’ engine bay. It fit great as the it has a huge engine Bay!
We then custom made engine mounts for the LS1.
There are no off the shelf headers here. We had to also custom make headers to clear the Genesis’ subframe and steering column.
To put down all the power that the LS1 will be producing, we went for a Quaife LSD. A driveshaft and adapter were also custom built for the swap.
More custom fabrication. This time the mid pipe was constructed to connect the headers up with the new ISIS Race Exhaust for the Genesis.
The T56 shifter location needed to be moved to come up in the factory shifter location.
To keep a more sleeper look and to keep the install looking clean, the factory Genesis shift knob was retained in the stock location. Also, a custom throttle pedal and cable had to replace the factory throttle by wire setup.
Here is the motor finally mounted up, with the supercharger, and all the under body work has been completed.
Perfect fitment of the newly polished headers.
Enjuku Racing utilized an ISIS Performance Radiator and fan shroud combo for their cooling solution.
Installation of the factory core support and cooling setup including the air to water cooler for the supercharger.
Wilwood jumped on board to help with the project and get Enjuku some new front brakes. Enjuku had to fabricate the caliper brackets for the brakes as Wilwood did not have a bolt on kit for the Genesis.
ChaseBays helped out a ton with the harness and wiring setup for the LS swap. These harnesses are really nice. They clean up the visual aesthetics of the engine bay rather nicely.
Here is the mostly completed engine. We’re happy how the engine bay has turned out, as it is really clean.
After we buttoned up the engine, it was time to trim the carbon fiber hood to clear that huge supercharger.
Once the hood was cut, the blue tape was removed and front end was reinstalled and cleaned up.
ISIS Performance was nice enough to provide their new prototype race-style exhaust for the Genesis Coupe. This piece looks and sounds amazing.
The Genesis suspension was rounded off with BC Racing 2011+ Genesis coilovers and prototype ISIS Performance suspension arms.
VIS Racing also jumped at the idea of being part of the project and shipped us their carbon roof skin.
The car just needs afew more sponsor decals cut and also to install the carbon side skirt lips. Interior is currently being rounded off with some nice Sparco seats and a BR engineering Harness bar. Look for this car in Las Vegas at this years’ SEMA convention!