SP Rides: The Strike Fighter


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By Michael Kitchens

Name: Jon Jon Macapagal
Age: 31
Occupation: USAF Airman
Hobbies: Cars, working out
Year/Make/Model: 2010 Hyundai Genesis
Color: Dark Teal Metallic
Build Time: 3 and 1/2 years
Engine: Magnaflow Catback Exhaust, RRM Cat Deletes, Injen Cold Air Intake, PowerAxel Reflash/Tune
Exterior: Cuper Stylings Front Bumper, Sequence Sideskirts, Spec-D Headlights fitted with RBG Demon Eyes, M&S Upper Eyelids, Diode Dynamics 3800k Fog Lights, GC Tuner Version 2 CF Rear Diffusor, Seibon CF Ghost Painted Trunk, Ixion Rear Spoiler, KAI Chrome Door Handles, Verticle Doors Inc. Kit, 2013 Conversion Tail Lights, 15 percent Tint
Suspension/Wheels/Tires/Brakes: Airrex Digital Wireless Air Suspension w/ 10k(f) and 12k(r) custom spring rates – 25mm(f) and 22mm(r), Sway Bars, Torsen 1 Way LSD, Rays Gram Lights 57s Pro w/ Neochrome Lip – 19×9-10(f) and 19×10-20(r), Hankook Ventus V12 Evo 215/35/19(f) and 225/35/19(r), 4 Piston Brembos, Drill Slotted/Cross Slotted Rotors 13.4in(f) and 13in(r)
Interior: Custom Painted Interior Trim, NRG Short Hub, NRG NeoChrome Quick Release, NRG Neochrome/Black Steering Wheel, NRG Neochrome Shift Knob, Bride Gias Low Max w/Gradiation Seats, Planted Seat Bases, Sparco Sliders, Sparco Harness Bar, Takata 4 Point Harnesses, Smart Key Push Start, 360-watt Infinty Stereo with 10 speakers

Jon Jon Macapagal has been into imports since well before The Fast and the Furious movies brought new life to the scene, and has used this time as a learning process to establish goals for his 2010 Hyundai Genesis Track model.

Four years ago, Jon Jon believed that most import enthusiasts would be skeptical of the Genesis platform and therefore opted to forge a new path into uncharted territory. The car soon began to establish a solid foundation with the success of Rhys Millen, and the Pikes Peak and Formula D Genesis platforms. With a bright future ahead, Jon Jon dug in and came to grips with the car’s development. During its initial build, the car had to be rebuilt twice because it was vandalized and later involved in a head-on collision. Jon Jon was relentless, though, in not allowing those unfortunate events to deter him.

An airman with the U.S. Air Force, Jon Jon wanted the Hyundai Genesis to be top notch and that meant focusing on the exterior. The car was repainted from its original Cabernet Red Pearl to a glistening Dark Teal Metallic, and a Cuper Styling front bumper was added after being imported directly from Korea. Also added were sequence side skirts and a GC Tuner Version 2 carbon fiber rear diffuser combined with a Seibon carbon fiber ghost-painted trunk as well as an Ixion rear spoiler. The resulting effect is striking — the car resembles a low-slung attack fighter resting on a flight deck.

With the help of Marshall Lum and John Nguyen, Jon Jon installed an Airrex Digital Wireless Air Suspension system, which brought a menacing stance to the ride. The treads are Hankook Ventus V12 Evo set at 215/35/19 in front and 225/35/19 at rear, and are merged with some of the sickest wheels available. The custom wheel set is made up of Gram Lights 57s Pros with a stunning Neochrome lip staggered at 19×9-10 front and 19×10-20 rear. Drilled and cross-slotted rotors are mated with the 4-piston Brembos for additional stopping power.

The stock build comes with a 300+HP 3.8l V6 that Jon Jon has enhanced with an Injen cold air intake and a Magnaflow catback exhaust. Power is improved further by a PowerAxel reflash.

The visuals for this car are numerous. The interior is a gorgeous mix of neochrome additionals by NRG, including a custom-painted interior, steering wheel, short hub and quick release. The neochrome continues with the killer shift knob while Bride Gias Low Max seats keep Jon Jon snug. Sparco sliders and a harness bar mated to Takata 4-point harnesses provide security for those hard corner transitions. The doors can go completely vertical thanks to a Vertical Doors Inc. kit, and the Spec-D headlights are fitted with RBG Demon Eyes for some awesome visuals.

Jon Jon has got more plans for this sweet ride, but for now, he’s keeping them under wraps. Until he’s ready to share the additional 411, he’s keeping it cool with the following motto: “Mod friendly, stay humble … #knowahsayin?”