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Greetings fellow Genesis Coupe enthusiasts,

Just before the cold and snow filled winter conditions set in to Green Bay Wisconsin we had the opportunity to take our Project Phoenix Genesis Coupe to Road America in Elkart Lake Wisconsin. If your not familiar with this track, its one of the best known road courses in the country. It has a little bit of everything so its a challenge to the drivers and also puts a lot of stress on cars that run on it. So believe me when I say, if your car isn't up the task this track will expose it.



The Track Experience

For those of you who aren't familiar with Project Phoenix check out the "Cliffs Notes" on the build up here. Project Phoenix

Essentially its our shop car running our complete Exceladyne Stage 3 Upgrade Package with an external oil cooler for that little bit of extra insurance while endurance testing. In addition we are running our Exceladyne Twin Disc clutch kit and have swapped in "Track" suspension and brakes onto this chassis. The car was used for 9 track sessions, each lasting approximatively 25 min. At the end of the weekend I'm happy to report the car and its engine/transmission were in perfect condition with no signs of problems or concerns. (The physical body damage was there when we started :p) Unfortunately I personally wasn't able to conduct a session but Luke (the owner of our company) has promised to chime in when he can regarding his driving impressions. In the mean time, pleas enjoy the pictures and video we shot that day.

Here is a layout of the track​










Feel free to ask any questions regarding the car, the track, or our experiences. Overall we were extremely pleased with the results. If other forum members would like to get their cars out on the track, please contact us and we will gladly get you on the invite list for the next track day in the spring.

Thanks everyone!
 

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This car really out brakes and corners the Skyline like that?!? Was he babying it? Does he just have no clue how to drive?

Wow

What tires and brake pads on the GC?
 

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Nice, who was driving the Phoenix Tim?
I've been telling everyone that these cars are a beast on a road course & the Phoenix is a auto 2.0t correct?
I can't wait to get back on the track with my new found power!
 

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Nice, who was driving the Phoenix Tim?
I've been telling everyone that these cars are a beast on a road course & the Phoenix is a auto 2.0t correct?
I can't wait to get back on the track with my new found power!
no Phoenix is the Manual Falcon was the Auto
 

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Nice, who was driving the Phoenix Tim?
I've been telling everyone that these cars are a beast on a road course & the Phoenix is a auto 2.0t correct?
I can't wait to get back on the track with my new found power!
Ditto. You have to at least treat yourself to 1 track session with your car, you'll leave a very happy person..LOL:D
 

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Saw it earlier on youtube but nice, wish you also had a cam in the cab. Looks like a beast!:cool:
 

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no Phoenix is the Manual Falcon was the Auto
Thanks for clarification...

Ditto. You have to at least treat yourself to 1 track session with your car, you'll leave a very happy person..LOL:D
You'll leave an addict...LoL :rofl:

Once I get my power levels up & increase my driving skills, my vids at the track will hopefully reassure those who under estimate these car's abilities.
 

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So is this car really that fast that with 300whp it can hang with Skylines? :squint:

By the way, TCS on or off? I've been wondering if people track/auto x these cars with that on our off.
 

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Tcs off !
 

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And this is stock "Track" suspension?
 

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So is this car really that fast that with 300whp it can hang with Skylines? :squint:

By the way, TCS on or off? I've been wondering if people track/auto x these cars with that on our off.
hang?....i think not, the gt-r was out of view after he passed the red car around 2 min lol
 

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This car may not be able to hang with a GTR, but it can do a hell of alot more than what most of the folks on these forums believe it can. But since most of the people on these forums have never actually driven on a track, I'm not suprised that they under rate these cars. Hell, everyone under rates Hyundai anyways, which is why I'm going to love suprising alot of mother****ers.
 

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This car may not be able to hang with a GTR, but it can do a hell of alot more than what most of the folks on these forums believe it can. But since most of the people on these forums have never set actually driven on a track, I'm not suprised that they under rate these cars. Hell, everyone under rates Hyundai anyways, which is why I'm going to love suprising alot of mother****ers.
lol that is the attitude to have!!! blow em beotches away
 

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hang?....i think not, the gt-r was out of view after he passed the red car around 2 min lol
Only on the straightaways. You'll notice that the GC is out braking the Skyline (ie. catching up at braking points).

PS. I'm guessing it's due to the driver but... :confused:
 

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Only on the straightaways. You'll notice that the GC is out braking the Skyline (ie. catching up at braking points).

PS. I'm guessing it's due to the driver but... :confused:
I would also assume its the driver of the GTR since it has the better brakes of the 2. I don't think Beyond has 6pots installed on that car. However the Brembo 4pots with some better pads, SS lines & good fluid do remarkably well.
 

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A little insight to those wondering about the GTR :) The GTR has stock brake pads and all stock suspension, with the addition of a tune and cat back exhaust. He would, without a problem, pull me down the straightaways, but when it came to cornering in the slower areas of the track I was right with him, if not gaining on him. Granted neither one of us are even close to professional level drivers, so that may not even be a fair comparison. But I thought it was cool to see none the less.

I was using hawk HP+ pads, and good brake fluid. As well as a 275 tire in the rear and 245 up front. Yes the car did push :) We also used the r spec camber bolts, and spent a little time on the alignment rack before it went to the track. Definitely on the "carousel" portion I would gain on the GTR every time. The GTR is a heavy car though, but I do think the Genesis can hold its own on road coarse.
 

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god its so sexy...the gen sure can pose for some good pics huh.
 
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