HKS is a Japan based automotive engineering company that produces high performance aftermarket parts like: exhaust, intakes, suspension, turbochargers, superchargers, blowoff valves, fuel management components, intercoolers, and camshafts for JDM vehicles. HKS has sponsored many famous drivers over the years and competed in many forms of motorsports including D1 Grand Prix, drag racing, F3, and JGTC.
HKS is led by former Yamaha Motor Company engineer Hiroyuki Hasegawa and partner Mr. Kitagawa, the two secured funding from Sigma Automotive Co. solidifying the name “HKS.”
In 1973, HKS began tuning engines in a dairy-farming shed at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan. A year later, Mr. Hasegawa designed and built the first aftermarket turbocharger for a passenger car. HKS also delivered the first commercially available electronic turbo timer and boost controller. Since these revolutionary developments, HKS has continued to set trends in the JDM aftermarket performance industry and is now a publicly traded automotive accessory company.
Nobuteru Taniguchi won the 2001 D1 Grand Prix driving the HKS sponsored Nissan S15 Silvia.
Posted on July 21st, 2007 by Tom
Filed under: Car Parts