Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Genesis

While a lot of automakers these days have been struggling and scrambling to get their footing back in the industry, Hyundai has been one of the few bright exceptions. Continuing on its rapid ascent to the top of the industry, Hyundai’s momentum doesn’t appear to be slowing down - and probably won’t anytime soon.

At the Chicago Auto Show , the Korean automaker will be bringing a couple of new vehicles, including the new Genesis R-Spec version. As a 2012MY, the Genesis R-Spec is the latest in a long line of new variants of Hyundai’s Genesis family.

The 2012 Hyundai Genesis R-Spec comes baring a few aesthetic modifications, as well as a choice of three exterior colors: Black Noir, Platinum Metallic, and Titanium Gray. Being a sportier version of the Genesis, the new model should be available towards the tail end of March 2011 at a price that we are guessing will be similar - albeit a bit higher - to the current base model.

UPDATE 08/08/2011: Check out our review of the 2012 HYundai Genesis R-Spec by clicking here!

Details on the Hyundai Genesis R-Spec after the jump.

Now that Hyundai has taken the reins from Toyota as the biggest Asian automaker in Europe, the Korean auto manufacturer is looking to build on that momentum by having the best auto tuners in the world take a stab at dressing up their vehicles.

The latest aftermarket tuner, and arguably one of the world’s biggest names in the industry, to dress up a Hyundai is Mansory , which gave the 2010 Genesis Coupe a new and pretty sleek styling kit.

Presented at the Essen Motor Show, the Mansory-dressed Genesis Coupe’s styling has been improved – and that’s saying something considering the sports coupe is already a looker in its own right.

Among the additions the tuning firm put on the Genesis Coupe include new front and rear bumpers, side skirts, and even a carbon rear wing. The sportster also gets a new front spoiler lip and a rear diffuser that comes with a new hexagonal exhaust pipe that firmly entrenches the stunning new look of an already awesome-looking sports car.

Full story after the jump.

Source: Autoblog NL

The Paris Motor Show hasn’t even opened its doors yet and tuners are already trying to ignite our appetite for the offerings that will be available for the SEMA Auto Show at the end of October. The first taste we have received is ARK Performance’s tuning package for the Hyundai Genesis Coupe . The package doesn’t leave any stone unturned as it includes modifications for the engine, interior, exterior, brake, wheel, and suspension.

As an appetizer, ARK has added a new front bumper, new rear bumper, wide front and rear fenders, side skirts, a carbon hood and grille, and a new rear diffuser. The "salad" of the meal is the interior modifications including Bride Zeta 3 Hyper Red Seats, a new steering wheel, a 6-point chromoly roll cage, an Infinity Sound System, Apple iPad Integration Kit, Apple iPad Custom Bezel, and custom inserts.

As the main course, ARK is offering a 3.8 Supercharger Kit, a new intercooler, a new exhaust system, and a carbon fiber cooling plate. Each of these elements facilitate the insane boost of power to 450 HP (up from 306 HP).

Rounding off the meal is the car in its entirety. The Hyundai Genesis Coupe by ARK is simply sensational. Every aspect of the vehicle was covered and changed for the better. These teaser sketches definitely do their job by causing us to salivate over the idea of seeing it at the SEMA Auto Show .

Updated 11/01/2010: Hyundai has unveiled today the official images on the Genesis Coupe tuned by ARK. Check the gallery to see them all!

Press release after the jump.

The secondGenesis Coupe model to be displayed by Hyundai at the 2010 SEMA Show comes from Gogogear Racing. Next to the ARK Performance Genesis Coupe , the Gogogear Genesis Coupe is a high performance racing competitor that will show its muscles at the U.S. Touring Car Championships in 2011.

In order to improve the output of the 3.8 liter V6 engine, Gogogear is offering an AEM air intake, Magnaflow exhaust system, and ARK Performance headers. This combination works with a new racing clutch and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The result is an impressive 330 HP and 280 lb. ft. of torque.

The Gogogear Racing Genesis Coupe will also feature Ground Control suspension tuning with ARK Performance shocks, springs, coilovers, and QA1 bearings. Stopping power will be coming from StopTech brakes and Hawk racing pads, along with Konig lightweight wheels and BF Goodrich R1 street legal race tires with aluminum light weight Gorilla lugs and H&R spacers.

For the exterior, Gogogear will not only add an APR rear wing and an ARK Performance body kit, but they will also supply the car with a carbon fiber roof to replace the original steel roof. The interior will get Sparco race seats and seat belts, a full custom Metric Motorsports roll cage, a SPA Techniques fire suppression system, and a two-way radio.

Press release after the jump.

Hyundai has unveiled details on the 2011 Genesis Coupe model. The model comes with interior updates and a revised lineup including a sizzling model called the 3.8 R-Spec.

The new Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec is powered by a 3.8 liter V6 engine that delivers 306 HP and is mated to a 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission. It can hit a top speed of 149 mph.

The new version is distinguished by 19" gunmetal-finish alloy wheels, a track-tuned suspension, black leather bolsters with red cloth insert seats, R-Spec badge, front camber adjustment bolt, fog lights, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, power windows with auto-down/up, and power door locks and outside mirrors.

The 2011 Genesis will get new soft-touch, matte-finish surfaces on door panels, center speaker grille, glove box, and lower instrument panel, new dark metalgrain accents on center stack, door handles, air vent register bezels and steering wheel trim, and chrome accents.

Pricing for the 3.8 R-Spec has not yet been released. We will keep everyone posted as soon as we receive further details!

Updated 09/15/2010: Hyundai has announced today prices for the 2011 Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec that will go on sale this fall. The 3.8 version is priced at $26,750, while for the 2.0T version customers will have to pay $24,500. The 3.8 R-Spec allows enthusiasts to use that $4,000 to tune their own car to their desired specifications.

Press release after the jump.

On June 27, 2010, Rhys Millen attempted to beat the current "Unlimited Class" World Record of 10:01.408 at the 88th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb , the "Race to the Clouds." And today Hyundai unveiled a new video of the record attempt. For 10 years, it has been Rhys’ dream to break the 10-minute barrier and this year he hoped to capture the elusive record and return it to the Millen name.

Millen tried to defeat a record of 10:01.41 set by Nobuhiro Tajima in 2007 with his Suzuki XL7 Hill Climb Special. Prior to Tajima’s race, the record was held by Rod Millen, Rhys’ father, for a total of 13 years before it was overtaken.

The Genesis PM580 super racer comes with a modified 4.1-liter Hyundai Lambda V6 engine with an HKS turbocharger, an intercooler, and an exhaust system that produces a total of 775 horsepower and 750 lb/ft of torque.

Check out Rhys Millen’s attempt of bringing back the record to the Millen name in the video above.

Rhys Millen’s Pike Peak Hill Climb participation is only a few days away - Sunday, June 27, to be exact - and the driver is hard at work fine-tuning his Hyundai Genesis PM580 racer which he will be sitting behind the wheel in as he embarks on his Pikes Peak journey.

We already featured the car a few months ago, but with the race only a few days away, Millen and his Red Bull team are in overdrive preparing for the moment of truth. In this video, the boys are seen taking the PM580 out for a couple of test runs and chronicling the journey they’ve embarked on leading up to this point.

Just in case you needed to be refreshed on the Genesis PM580, the super racer comes with a modified 4.1-liter Hyundai Lambda V6 engine with an HKS turbocharger, an intercooler, and an exhaust system that produces a total of 775 horsepower and 750 lb/ft of torque.

Source: Street Fire

Hey, Mustang, watch out! Hyundai is preparing a new 5.0 liter V8 engine that will deliver 429 HP. Of course, Hyundai did not say that with the new engine they would want to take on the Mustang, but it wouldn’t be as ridiculous as the race between Mini and Porsche! The output for the new coupe is even bigger than the one from the Mustang GT model that develops a total of 412 HP. The announcement was made by Hyundai in South Korea during a test drive for the new Sonata hybrid and 2.0T.

The new 5.0 liter Tau engine is a bored-out, direct-injection version of the 4.6-liter V-8 currently found in the Genesis sedan . Bore increases to 96 mm, an increase of 4, while the stroke stays the same at 87 mm. The result is an estimated output of 429 hp at 6500 rpm and 376 lb-ft at 5000 rpm with an 11.5:1 compression ratio. The new engine will be mated to an eight-speed automatic designed and manufactured by Hyundai.

The new engine is rumored to be available for the Genesis Coupe sometime in mid-2011.

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Sorry Porsche , you had your chance, now it’s Hyundai’s turn. The Korean automaker has just stepped up to stand in for Porsche, offering to take on Mini at Road Atlanta.

Hyundai has released a trash-talking video to Mini USA head Jim McDowell that says they are eager to bring the Genesis Coupe to Atlanta raceway next month. The race won’t take place in June like Mini planned because Hyundai racing driver Rhys Millen is getting ready to climb a mountain, so the Korean automaker is proposing a race in July.

As Hyundai spokesman Dan Bedore tells Autoblog, "Since we launched the Genesis Coupe, we’ve always said that we’ll take on all-comers when it comes to comparison tests. And we’ve had some experience on the racetrack at Road Atlanta. We’d be happy to meet Mini on the race track."

This is an interesting move by Hyundai, who is taking the blow for Porsche and that takes some serious…you know. Having driven the Genesis Coupe we have to hope it’s the manual because the automatic is seriously flawed.

So, will Mini step up to the challenge? An all out race between a Mini Cooper S and the Hyundai Genesis Coupe sounds pretty good to us.

Video after the jump.

Source: Autoblog

Rhys Millen is no stranger to daring challenges and his latest adventure promises to be a lot more important to him given the familiar ties it has with the Millen family.

Using a heavily-modified Hyundai Genesis Coupe - they named it the RMR PM580 - Millen will attempt to bring back thePike’s Peak Hill Climb record back to the family where his father, the legendary Rod Millen, held it for 13 years.

In this video, the younger Millen takes us for a little walking tour of the RMR PM580, the tuned-up Hyundai Genesis that Millen will take with him in his record-breaking attempt at breaking Pike’s Peak infamous Hill Climb record and etching the Millen family name back on the record books.

Check out the video and listen to the man himself introduce us to his new pride and joy.

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