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As if the exciting Genesis Coupe hadn’t done enough to improve the Hyundai brand image already, Millen took another Hyundai powerplant and show-horned it into the nimble FR chassis! As you can see, the real bold move (or crazy idea) was to totally skip trying to make engine fit in up front and completely re-engineer the entire car to accommodate the powerful V8.

 

 

 

When a plan comes together, the results speak for themselves. We had all seen the teasers for Rhys Millen’s Genesis Coupe build in the weeks leading up to SEMA, but we were all unaware at how he would cap it all off. The fabrication wor [ … ]

“I’ve blown four motors and four transmissions during the build process,” admits owner Rodney Manandik of Las Vegas, Nevada. “The first three motors were blown at the track and the forth on the dyno.

Rewind back to 2001 and there wasn’t much to choose from in the turbo AWD market. Well, there was actually nothing for sale in the North American market unless you were going to spring for a 996 twin turbo. The Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX was gone, the 3000GT was gone and Subaru could no longer meet the [ … ]

Paid in Full: Justin Fong's 2006 Honda Civic Si


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Jacob Leveton

Like many who get their hands on some extra money, I tend to start shopping with it even before the check is cashed. We live in a society where the ‘buy now, pay later’ phenomenon means many of us don’t save up as much. 

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Checkmate: GOTO Racing's 2009 Nissan GT-R

Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Travis Geny

The reaction towards Nissan’s GT-R super car is still nothing short of impressive. In stock form, the powerful GT-R is already explosive, but in tuned form it’s proven itself unstoppable in competition. Many witnessed its impressive [ … ]

The whole ensemble was tuned by a Technosquare remapped ECU, which translated into over double the factory horsepower. Of course only a man’s clutch would handle that and the task was given to an Exedy triple carbon clutch. A Cusco 1.5-way rear LSD was also added in addition to a 3.91 final drive from a 350Z.

Some say it looks like a shoe, some say it looks like a bathtub. I doubt Infiniti designers were discussing the profile of a Ronald McDonald shoe or the merits of taking a bubble bath while this car was being conceived. I’ve always thought the FX series of crossovers something decidedly more hip. [ … ]

Prime Time: Tyson Beckford's 2005 Nissan 350Z

Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Somya Siva

If you were ever curious about what three years and several hundred thousand dollars does to a project car, you don’t have to look much further than this 350Z. Owned by car enthusiast, male model and TV personality Tyson Beckford, this Z33 [ … ]

Holy Grail Wes Banasan 20013 Nissan 350Z


Written by Dave Pankew / Photography by Kevin Choi (KC Image)

Truth be told, we see a lot of Zees lingering around our inbox. Some of you out there are critical, accusing us of running too many Z33 chassis but what you don’t know is that for every feature that makes it in (print), there are upwards [ … ]

The mission for 2008 was simple, put the project together in record time and tour it around HIN. Scion supplied the xD with precious time left before it was hurried off to a series of events but in the off-season, PASMAG had some time to spend on rethinking the project.

As part of our rolling Scion showcase, our project received a number of upgrades and tweaks. Whether it’s the design of the project, the prototype wheels or the new audio system, the Project Scion is barely recognizable from last year. The mission for 2008 was simple, put the project together in rec [ … ]

Next Generation: Nestor Cabrera's 2003 Infiniti G35


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Jacob Leveton

The one thing we can count on seeing at every SEMA Show is improvement. It was truly impressive to see new hardware and products on display from the aftermarket despite a tough economy. Their were many impressive builds from the outrageous mid-e [ … ]