K&N met with Billy Brooks of MODE Racing at the 2009 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, where his 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe was on display. A lot of work goes into preparing a vehicle for the SEMA Show. "We installed a few more prototype MODE Racing pieces," explained Brooks, "as well as some APR Performance pieces and a new Seibon prototype hood and trunk. Then we re-decaled the car and had it detailed."
Billy Brooks shares his experience in after-market modifications. "I have been modifying vehicles since 2000," he said. "I have done many projects including a Nissan R35 GT-R, Mitsubishi Evo X, 2008 Subaru Impreza STi, Mazdaspeed 3, Carbon WRX and a 2006 Impreza STi. I have been a part of other vehicle builds for friends and other companies." Brooks has been going to SEMA for 3 years but this was his first year representing his own company.
A custom 2010 Genesis Coupe was featured in the Seibon Carbon booth at SEMA and it was equipped with a K&N cone air filter, part RU-4740. "K&N cone filters have performed very well during our initial testing on our prototype intakes," said Brook. "The Genesis is a race car and has been driven hard most of its life. K&N filters are proven to perform well both on the track and on the street. We prefer to use them with our intakes for both their versatility and performance."
MODE Racing has been using K&N air filters since its conception. "K&N filters give our intake systems a net gain of between 5 to 10 horsepower with proper tuning," Brook said. "We use K&N for our prototypes and any future production intake designs. I use K&N on my personal vehicles as well."
Future plans for Mode Racing include creative products and quality service. "We plan on releasing new and exciting products for a variety of platforms, while campaigning both of our vehicles in various racing series and other events," concludes Brooks. "The intent is to involve a choice few title sponsors for our vehicles including K&N."
Billy Brooks' modifications list for his 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Base, Manual Transmission is as follows:
MODE Racing Intake w/ K&N Filter (RU-4740) MODE Racing Airbox
MODE Racing Small Battery Kit
MODE Racing Front Mount Intercooler Kit
MODE Racing Oil Cooler Kit
MODE Racing Oil Catch Can Kit
MODE Racing Turboback Exhaust
MODE Racing Radiator Cap
MODE Racing Radiator Hoses
MODE Racing Seat Brackets
MODE Racing/HB Speed Custom Tune via PowerAxel software
JRZ Triple Adjustable Race Coilovers
Deatschwerks Fuel Injectors
Cusco 1.5 Way Rear Limited Slip Differential
StopTech 6-pot Front, 4-pot Rear Big Brake Kit
Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump
Seibon carbon fiber trunk lid
Seibon SC-style carbon fiber hood
APR Performance Rear Wing
APR Performance side skirts and front lip
Koyorad Aluminum Racing Radiator
MXP Chassis Braces and Rear Strut Tower Bar
Race Technologies Dash 2 and DL-1 with water temperature, transmission temperature, rear differential temperature, and boost pressure sensors
AEM Gauge-Type Wideband UEGO Controller
Defi BF Series Oil Temperature Gauge
Defi BF Series Oil Pressure Gauge
Sparco Steering Wheel
Prodrive Splash Rapfix Quick Release
Sparco Circuit Seat (Driver) and Sparco Evo Seat (Passenger)
Schroth 6-point Racing Harness
Enkei NT03+M 18x9.5 Front and 18x10.5 Rear Wheels, Powdercoated White
Toyo R888 tires, 255/40/R18 Front and 285/30/R18 Rear
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