1,000 bhp or 800 hp is hardly a number anyone would associated with a Hyundai. not that the Korean car manufacturer don’t have powerful rides; it’s just that 800 is way over the top even for the most prestigious sports car makers. but there always a first right? though the first is not quite the sole handiwork of the South Korean automaker; it has teamed up with Chicago-based builder Blood Type Racing Inc. to create one fine example that has a breathtaking 800 horses on the tap, making it one of the most powerful Korean cars on the road today. dubbed the Blood Type Racing Hyundai Genesis Coupe or BTR Hyundai Genesis Coupe for short, this superlative Korean monster ride was built specially for the upcoming 2014 SEMA Show.
as you might have expected, this car not only looks cosmetically different from the regular Genesis Coupe, it’s 2.0-liter turbocharged in-line four is completely “dealt with” with works like increasing the displacement through cylinder boring and strengthening and fully balancing the internal components, plus introduction of performance components including high-boost Precision Turbo turbocharger, custom intake, intercooler, full exhaust kit and nitrous injection. the result is 800 horsepower sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox, which translates to some 1,000 horsepower at the crank. that, my friend, is no doubt an incredible, if not crazy feat. adhering to the mantra of power is nothing without control, BTR also improves the vehicle’s cornering and handling, and stopping power to arrive a true performance package.
the immense power is appropriately complemented by “aggressive, underground racing appearance” as provided by a custom wide body kit designed by renown body kit designer Kei Miura, which sees the ride getting a wider front and rear, along with front bumper lip spoiler, rear diffuser, a functional GT wing to keep back sticking to the ground and finally wrapping up with a set of 19-inch WORK wheels. other goodies thrown into this blood red beast (Candy Red, officially) includes Tanabe OLED Revel gauges, Sabelt racing seats and harnesses, Sabelt steering wheel and Cusco roll cage. call us superficial for all we care, but we insist that this has to be the Hyundai that impresses us for the longest time. you can check out the long list of drool-worthy parts packed into it here.