Design Over Everything: Jonny Lucas - 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8L

Design Over Everything: Jonny Lucas - 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8L

Photography by JR Sang


Jonny Lucas is an industrial designer, so when looking for a car to call his own, the aesthetics of the car were incredibly important. He was actually shopping for the redesigned Camaro when it debuted in 2009, but after a friend recommended the Hyundai Genesis, he saw one driving on his way home from work, and he fell head over heels for the radical Korean designed coupe.

After a test drive at his local Hyundai dealer, he was completely sold, and the Genesis was his.

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Lucas wanted to amplify the aggressiveness of the car, and he started with a set of 20-inch Forgiato Artigli ECL wheels. ISR suspension arms, Parts Shop Max control arms and coilovers, and some elbow grease were enough to dial in -11 degrees of camber on all fours, but aggressive fitment was only the beginning.

Working closely with Auto Explosion Custom Auto Body in Gardena, California, Lucas was able to create his very own body kit – a wild take on the Genesis’ lines. 

With a switch to air suspension via the Phantom Suspension air cup kit by Platinum VIP, the car was completely transformed.

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Jonny's Genesis Coupe is spotlighted in PASMAG #149.  CLICK HERE TO ORDER


ESSENTIALS

 

Owner: Jonny Lucas
Location: Long Beach, CA
Vehicle: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8L V6 
Facebook: Jonny Lucas
Instagram: @jonny_lucas

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • R2C Short Ram Intake
  • GrimmSpeed Phenolic Spacer

EXHAUST

  • Sterlin F1 Variable Exhaust System

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • Seoulful Racing Performance ECU Tune

WHEELS

  • Incurve TS-15 wheels - 19x11 -55 (f), 19x11.5 -49 (r)

BRAKES

  • Custom Powder Coated Brembo brakes
  • R1 Concepts slotted rotors

SUSPENSION

  • Parts Shop Max customized coilovers
  • Parts Shop Max suspension arms
  • ISR Performance suspension arms
  • Platinum VIP Phantom suspension cup kit, -11 degrees of camber (f/r)

EXTERIOR

  • Custom designed 1-off widebody kit (bumpers, sideskirts, fenders)
  • VIS AMS carbon fiber hood
  • APA America Vinyl wrap - Satin Metallic Dakar Bronze
  • ZAKUSTECH louvers

LIGHTING

  • Customized Spec-D headlights 
  • Customized factory taillights 

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