Flashback to Jonny’s green Genesis, currently matte black. We originally shot it for us but an overseas publication picked it up, so we put the photo set on hold. With the delay of the release, we decided to release our photo set of Jonny’s gem of a creation.
We first spotted Jonny during his daily route as an industrial designer, seamlessly avoiding known dips, potholes, and cracks on the road, I had to catch up with it. I had to see how Jonny managed these suspension jarring obstacles, while being an inch or so off the ground. I am not the biggest fan when it comes to obsessive camber, but I am a fan of slammed rides – to the point of tucking. Jonny’s Genesis was both, but why? Why was I so drawn in.
Perhaps, the mods on the Genesis was so seemly matched? The body kit was nothing I had seen before on a Genesis. It was straight and angular, yet stylish, like the BN Sports – fairly simple, but complicated and perfect. Later, we found out that Jonny had crafted the kit alongside Auto Explosion in Gardena. His own design, his own vision, all masterfully executed to match the fitment of the 20″ Forgiato Artigli, resting at -11 degree camber. The overall appearance is contrasted by custom powered coated Brembo calipers and R1 Concepts slotted rotors; a VIS AMS carbon hood, custom Spec-D Headlights and modified factory tails ties it all together.
So how did Jonny get on the low low and avoid obstacles? Jonny’s suspension comprises of customized Parts Shop Max coilovers on Platinum VIP Phantom suspension cups with PSM and Isis suspension arms. It allows Jonny just enough clearance – maybe an inch.
The best part of Jonny’s build was he did it out of creativity since the aftermarket parts available didn’t suit his needs, therefore, create what you envision. He nailed it.
Since, it is Jonny’s daily, it’s not uncommon to see it riding very low on all popular Southern California freeways.
Jonny would like to give Special Thanks to:
-I want give the First and Greatest of thanks to my love, Jesus Christ, who gives me worth and makes life worth living.
-Many thanks to Esteban, Damian, and the team at Auto Explosion for their phenomenal work.
-Shout out to the Awesome fellas at 714 Tires in Westiminster. Lee, David, and Kevin always keep these wheels rollin’.
-Huge thanks to Mike Carducci at Import Shark for hooking me up with tons of aftermarket parts over the years.
-Shout out to Martin, Dave, and Dan form Parts Shop Max for helping me to achieve the super camber I was going for.
-Big thanks to Andy at All Star Tire for working with Forgiato to get my wheels designed, custom painted and built the way I wanted. And thanks to Forgiato for an awesome wheel design.
-Shout out to Kennedy at Platinum VIP for all of the help with the cup kit.
And huge thanks to my family and friends for their love and support of my design projects.
Lastly, thank you to Denny Huang for taking the time out to do an awesome shoot of my car and also to USDM FREAX for the feature and the opportunity to share this design project with others.