I guess my next question is what can I do to an ultimate to make it handle like a R-Spec, aside from taking stuff out of it? Can I upgrade the sway bars, shocks, etc to get it to R-Spec levels and still stay in stock autox class?It will be be quicker 0-60 because it weighs less. The R-spec has a more stripped interior basically. R-spec is what people get when they actually plan on racing it vs a daily driver. It's basically a stripped down version but still has all of the racing important stuff like Brembo's, stabilizer bars, suspension tweak etc. Still will not handle like the S2K but better than the Ultimate due to slightly less weight. What you lose however is the heated seats, navigation, fog lights, HID head lights. Basically you lose the more expensive looking car. what you gain is the very easy ability to replace the aging head unit with something modern with apple car play and such. Plus you go do a tablet swap which is really cool. Basically put a double din apple car play unit down low and a tablet up top that monitors performance from the OBDII port. Less class more fast (rice) = R (racing)-spec. I think the r-spec comes with 18" wheels vs 19" wheels too which is better for auto crossing
I have a 2013 and you might want to check the nav screen responding to finger touch. Don't know how common it, the difficulty responding is but it is sure annoying, but easy to check, & i'll bet expensive to repair/replace . If its any consolation, i just have not had any trouble from mine-not a lot of miles but 7 years old !Hello, first post here. I'm going to look at a BK2 (2014) tomorrow at a dealership (not Hyundai) and I'm wondering what should I keep an eye out for? Reading some of the pages here and watching a few vids, I take it I should be concerned about water leaks, the 6 speed (5 to 6 grind), timing chain, drive shaft guibo bushings, what else? The car I'm going to look at has about 55k miles on it.