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There's little question that Hyundai has emerged as a tuner's favorite, and few have pushed the limits quite like John Pangilinan. The SEMA stalwart is known for turning out candy-colored Korean tuning jobs, and has now teamed up with Hyundai for this bright blue Genesis coupe.

Set to debut next month in Vegas, the JP Edition Genesis Coupe features flared fenders designed by Jon Sibal, a carbon aero kit and custom headlights, topped off by by an Atlantic Blue metallic paint job with custom graphics. But that's just what you can see. Under the hood, the JP Genesis packs an AEM cold air intake, ARK Performance exhaust, turbo downpipe, KW coilover suspension, Whiteline sway bars, ARK strut, 19-inch forged alloys, Toyo rubber and Brembo brakes.

Inside it's got Recaro buckets, a racing harnesses, GoPro camera, Alpine sound system and Katzkin suede and leather upholstery. The finished package will be on display at SEMA, but in the meantime you can scope out the full details in the press release below.
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COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 14, 2013 – Hyundai and tuner John Pangilinan have again linked up, this time to develop a striking JP Edition Genesis Coupe in a custom-developed Atlantis Blue exterior color. Pangilinan is known in the tuner community for selecting retina-bending color themes for his Hyundai SEMA concepts, and this latest Genesis Coupe is sure to bolster his reputation even further. The eye-grabbing coupe concept will debut at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas, November 5-8.

"John Pangilinan is really a creative genius in color development, especially in his ability to blend color with specific vehicle concepts like the JP Edition Genesis Coupe," said Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. "We're excited to see the final concept turning heads in our booth at the SEMA show."

Within the engine bay, Pangilinan made the modifications many entry-level tuners choose for the most cost-effective power gains, such as an AEM cold air intake, ARK Performance exhaust, turbo downpipe, and friction-reducing Lucas Oil.

To achieve that perfect ride height and body-to-wheel balance, he installed KW Variant 3 coil-overs, Whiteline sway bars, and an ARK Performance strut bar. Perfectly filling the wheel wells are 19-inch MORR VS52 concave mono-forged wheels in mystic black, with Toyo Proxes T1R 275/30 ZR19 front and 315/25 ZR19 rear tires. Muteki SR35 lug nuts hold it all together. Bringing the JP Edition to a confident halt is a Brembo Gran Turismo brake kit with oversized 15-inch calipers.

Emphasizing the rear-drive Genesis Coupe proportions are staggered, ultra-wide custom metal fender flares from TS Designs, designed by Jon Sibal. Covering the freshly-shaped metal is brilliant BASF Atlantic Blue Metallic paint applied by Auto Explosion, with custom graphics created by S&A Design. For aero management, an APR carbon-fiber splitter and Seibon carbon-fiber side and rear lip kits have been fitted. Custom headlights with V-LEDS are from The Retrofit Source and Retrofit House.

Inside the JP Edition cabin, Pangilinan chose RECARO Cross Sportster seats with a custom Katzkin suede and smooth leather treatment. Holding the driver and passenger in place are Takata Drift III harnesses fixed to a custom harness bar complete with a mounted GoPro Hero 3 video camera. Pangilinan also makes entertainment electronics a top priority, as evident in his selection of the following components:

Alpine Electronics System built by BP Auto Sound
Alpine INE-W927HD head unit
Alpine SPR-60C component 2-way speaker system
Alpine SWR-T10 10" thin subwoofers (2)
Alpine MRX-M55 mono power amp
Alpine MRX-F35 4/3/2 channel power amp
Scosche Electronics
Accumat HyperFlex sound deadening
EFX Elite Series braided multi-core interconnects
EFX speaker wire
EFX amp power kit
EFX ground distribution block
Kinetik power supply and battery
V-LEDS lighting

Lucas Oil – www.lucasoil.com
Brembo Brakes – http://www.brembo.com/en
RECARO – www.recaro-automotive.com/us
Alpine Electronics – www.alpine-usa.com
Toyo Tires – www.toyotires.com
BASF – www.basf.com
Auto Explosion – www.autoexplosion.net
KW – www.kwautomotive.com
MORR – www.morrwheels.com
ARK Performance – www.arkperformance.com
Takata – www.takataracingproducts.com
V-LEDs – www.v-leds.com
The Retrofit Source – www.theretrofitsource.com
Whiteline – www.whiteline.com.au
Scosche Electronics – www.scosche.com
Seibon – www.seiboncarbon.com
APR Performance – www.aprperformance.com
AEM – www.aempower.com
TS Designs – www.tsdidit.com
BP Auto Sound – www.bpautosound.com
Alpinestars – www.alpinestars.com
Mophie – www.mophie.com
Electric – www.electricvisual.com
GoPro – www.gopro.com
Illest – www.illestbrand.com

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services, complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

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      • 1 Year Ago
      terrible looking car
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you attached a long vertical handle to the back of this thing, it would make a very nice looking vacuum cleaner...
      • 1 Year Ago
      "There's little question that Hyundai has emerged as a tuner's favorite," LOL
      • 1 Year Ago
      tha front end is awful. nefore it looked pretty good but now it looks like a hooker with mouth AIDS
      • 1 Year Ago
      Are the hood vents still fake?
      • 1 Year Ago
      What is the point of those performance enhancements when the car is so lowered to the ground that it cannot turn without rubbing the fenders?
        • 1 Year Ago
        Agreed. The point of a car is to drive. This looks stuck, like it got glued to the floor.
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      Please.... PLEASE... let the Herra-Frush generation die!!!
      • 1 Year Ago
      They still make these ?
      Angela Killpack
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm okay with the color, but I'd have to agree with other commenters that the car seems really low to the ground. I would hate to always be scraping my bumpers every time I pull into my driveway! I do like the curves this car has though; it looks sleek and fast, like it's supposed to. http://www.blastpro.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=96&Itemid=113
      Joey Franklin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Custom headlights are done by TheRetrofitSource.com, they do great work and are the only HID kits i would buy.