Being away from home in the military is probably the toughest job out there if you can call it that. It’s more of a new life away from friends and family in a foreign land where nothing is familiar. The military takes careful measures to ensure the troops get a taste of home and ensure the families are able to offer their support and, of course, a special homecoming. In the case of Mikal Meekins of Los Angeles, CA the week he was deployed, he dropped off his car to Injen for some prototyping and was stunned to see what he ended up with.
The first time he saw his car was in the Injen booth, completely modified.
“He dropped his 2009 Hyundai Genesis Coupe off at Injen before he was deployed in Iraq,” says Jerry Lee at Injen “Six months later he came back and went to SEMA. The first time he saw his car was in the Injen booth, completely modified. Everything on the car was done by the Injen staff while he was gone. We were all very emotional about his reaction and proud we could accomplish this for him.”
At the core of the story is that Injen wanted to prototype a V6 intake, which of course is #00001 of the production run. The team also added an Injen dual exhaust with striking titanium tips poking out the back. The motor was filled with some Amsoil 0W racing oil to keep the internals ready for some high RPMs afforded by the Poweraxle ECU reflash and the RPM lightweight crank pulley. The balance is all potent Hyundai technology in their angry 3.8L V6 mill.
The exterior treatment was light in order to focus on the muscular factory lines. A Seibon carbon fiber hood was added in addition to a trunk lid to trim some weight. The M&S foglight inserts and a Luxor grille insert completed the look before the car was plastered with some sponsor love.