First run cars in the USDM are always detuned. 2 years of bugeyes and then POW, here's the real thing aka STI.
They are calling the Genesis the Mustang killer and with good mods I think they can be amazing. I watched a video of one putting like 350whp down.
And for the money a Z costs, I would spend on a new Miata, which was just done in a magazine comparison, and smoke it.
Pimping a Hyundai is funny.
We have a friend with a first gen. Tiberon that runs 10s and he drives it all the time. Same cat who permanently bolted a pizza delivery sign to the top of his 400whp DSM to mess with people. Why? It's just funny. And nothing is funnier than a cat in a STI getting smoked by a Tiberon.
And lets not judge to harshly on underdogs. We all know the RX8 are pretty much dogs. But that didn't stop them from winning the 24hrs of Daytona.