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Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Genesis

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It seemed that everywhere you turned at the 2009 SEMA Show there were at least a few modified Hyundai Genesis Coupe s in your field of vision. However there was one tuned two door that stood head and shoulders above the rest, taking a page out of last year’s playbook, the Korean car maker hired a team of expert Japanese tuners to make the most out of their newest sport compact, and if you thought that the HKS Genesis Coupe from the 2008 SEMA Show was jaw dropping, then Greddy’s take on the Genesis Coupe will leave you absolutely breathless with its aggressive body kit, very fashionable vinyl and the mystery of what’s inside.

Greddy Genesis Coupe at the 2009 SEMA Show

The Greddy Genesis coupe was put together with the typical array of parts from the Trust catalog like an Airinx intake filter, type RZ blow off valve, a full auto turbo timer and the legendary Profec B electronic boost controller. However a few of the more impressive parts that Greddy came up with for the new world engine based turbocharged four cylinder engine; like a larger 18 G turbocharger being fed hot air from a four into one tubular exhaust manifold, a high capacity intake manifold, Greddy’s latest in ECU technology the e-Manage to finish off the bolt on upgrades housed inside the engine bay.

Greddy Genesis Coupe at the 2009 SEMA Show

The Genesis Coupes stance was adjusted to perfection thanks to a set of Greddy Type-S coilovers and had 20 pistons worth of brake calipers housed inside of a set of gunmetal grey Volk Racing TE-37 wheels. As impressive as those last few items might have sounded, none did as much for both performance and style of the modified Genesis Coupe as the Greddy Spectrum Elite exhaust peaking out underneath the new rear diffuser with its quad tip configuration and anodized blue finish. Once again Greddy has created an automotive masterpiece using their catalog of proven go fast parts without the need for unnecessary bling and Hyundai laid the foundation for them to do it.

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One sport compact that was well represented at the 2009 SEMA Show was the Hyundai Genesis Coupe , and sitting pretty in the Rotora booth was this version from AQ Motorsports. This Genesis Coupe was wearing little more than a few well appointed upgrades to the body including a vented carbon fiber hood and trunk from Carbon Creations as well as a stylish ground effects package that incorporates a pronounced wind molded into the front bumper, a set of lower hanging side skirts and a rear diffuser. The AQ Motorsports Hyundai rides on a set of 19 inch forged rims from Rays Engineering with the obligatory Rotora big brake upgrade underneath.

Don’t count out the imports at the 2009 SEMA Show just yet, because Hyundai is bringing another one of its customized sports coupes to Las Vegas. The Rides Magazine creation is one hot tamale and look like it will contend well with the V8 powered sleeper from RMR and Greddy’s tuner Genesis Coupe .

Rides Genesis Coupe

This two door rear wheel drive Genesis will be wearing a Sarona Design body kit and is painted in Porsche 911 GT3 RS orange. The Genesis Coupe’s interior will feature a pair of racing buckets to keep the passengers riding up front in place on the twisties and a Memphis Car Audio sound system to keep thos e in the back entertained. If you pop the hood of the Rides Magazine Genesis Coupe you will find a 2.0 Liter four banger being fed pressurized air from a Turbonetics turbocharger that is cooled by a Spearco intercooler and then spit out the bakc through a GReddy full turbo back exhaust. Just like the HKS Genesis Coupe that we finally got to see up close, this bright orange Genesis Coupe should look better in person than we ever expected. We can’t wait to get to Las Vegas.


The list of customized Genesis Coupe s that will be presented at SEMA just keeps getting longer and longer, because Hyundai Motor America has teamed up with the American tuning house Hennessey Performance Engineering and HPE’s intensive 14 week Tuner School program have just added their names to the roster. The hot rod Genesis Coupe is the perfect example of a modern day sport compact with its attractive styling, rear wheel drive layout and robust engine lineup; the new car is exactly what graduates of the high performance educational program will be dealing with after they complete their instructions, so what better vehicle to display at the world’s greatest aftermarket car show than a matte black and carbon fiber Genesis Coupe.

The Genesis Carbon Coupe will feature a Hennessey Custom Single Turbo Setup consisting of a Precision 66 mm ball bearing turbocharger, Tial blow off valve and a 44 mm wastegate to keep the boost under control. Meanwhile an HKS boost controller will regulate the amount of charged air going into the engine and an upgraded fuel pump and injectors will ensure that there is enough go juice going into the combustion chamber to keep things from going kaboom. The HPE Genesis Coupe is currently estimated to be producing a maximum output of 500 HP and 465 lb-ft of torque. This much power should be good enough to launch the two door Genesis from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.9 seconds and eclipse the quarter mile in just 12.5 seconds.

Press release after the jump.


The Genesis Coupe R-Spec is not the only model Hyundai will be presented with at SEMA Show. In Cooperation to Street Concepts they will show a customized Genesis sedan. What is more important is that graphic designer Courtney Mason will paint a one-of-a-kind graphic on a Pearl White Street Concepts Genesis sedan live at the show.

The Street Concepts Genesis exterior will be outfitted with 3M carbon fiber roof panels, black chrome accents by Chrome Tech, and upper and lower spoilers from RKSport. The vehicle will boast upper and lower E&G front mesh grilles also finished in black chrome by Chrome Tech. Interior features include custom suede and piano black detailing as well as carbon fiber dash accents. It will sit on 22-inch wheels featuring Chrome Tech black chrome wheel centers with black lips and General Exclaim UHP tires.

Thanks to Eibach lowering springs, Brembo brakes and a Magnaflow cat-back exhaust, the 4.6-liter V8 engine will deliver an impressive 375 hp.

Press release after the jump.

Hyundai has some big things in store for the 2009 SEMA show. Last year the Korean car company commissioned a few tuned Genesis Coupe s from aftermarket notables like HKS and RMR , well this year one of the only automobile manufacturers not in the red will show off the R Spec Genesis Coupe , an enthusiast model, at the world’s largest aftermarket car show in Las Vegas. The $23,750 Genesis Coupe comes complete with everything you need to have fun behind the wheel while eliminating some of the more expensive features that you don’t.

The R Spec is powered by the familiar 2.0 Liter turbocharged four cylinder engine pumping out a total of 210 HP and is mated to a close ration 6 speed manual transmission. The tuner Coupe makes the most of Hyundai’s Track Package and includes the upgraded suspension, 19 inch rims, Brembo brake calipers and a limited slip differential to ensure that the power is laid down evenly across the rear axle and that drifts are executed with smokey perfection.

The tuner friendly R Spec Genesis Coupe does ditch a few features like Bluetooth hands free connectivity, automatic headlights, cruise control, chrome interior accents and steering wheel mounted audio controls. However at $3,000 less than the well equipped 2.0T Track Package vehicle, we are almost positive that future Genesis Coupe owners won’t mind.

Press release after the jump.

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One particular highlight of the 2009 Miami Auto show was the HKS Hyundai Genesis Coupe that was built specially for the 2008 SEMA show. Now while Hyundai is stepping up their game for this year’s show with a mid mounted Tau V8 powered Genesis Coupe being prepared by none other than Rhys Millen himself, and while the new car is supposed to be a bit of a sleeper, the HKS creation is anything but such a thing.

Hyundai brings the HKS Genesis Coupe to the 2009 South Florida International Auto Show.

The Tskuba Red coupe wears a Kenstyle bodykit that gives the Korean car an aggressive blend of Japanese style without going over the top in the traditional ricer fashion. Devoid of big wings and way too much camber; like most high end creations it is the details that you don’t see that makes the HKS creation so nice. For instance the hood mounted front spoiler goes almost unnoticed, just like the ghosted in graphic that identifies this car as an HKS creation. The grille opening has been enlarged and the front bumper opens up wider, framing the Mobis front mount intercooler nicely and making the new Coupe seem much more stable. Out back the oversized quartet of tailpipes look like it could have been lifted straight off of a Nissan GT-R, while the new rear end compliments the front end nicely, making the Genesis Coupe look much more planted on the ground.

Hyundai brings the HKS Genesis Coupe to the 2009 South Florida International Auto Show.

The HKS Genesis Coupe rides on a set of 19 inch Volk Racing rims, some of the finest aftermarket wheels available anywhere. Housed inside of the upgraded rolling stock are a set of multi piston Brembo brake calipers that are ready to bring the Coupe to a hasty halt. That is because thanks to every part from the HKS catalog that ranges from the HKS GT Turbo upgrade to HKS Hipermax III fully adjustable coil over suspension is made to make this tuned Hyundai Genesis Coupe go as good as it looks.


We thought that this year’s SEMA Show will be all about customized Camaro, but apparently we were wrong! The Hyundai Genesis Coupe got a lot of attention too! Rhys Millen Racing will present at SEMA the RM460 Genesis Coupe - a 500 hp, V8 powered sports car.

While a standard Genesis Coupe is powered by either a turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a V6 one, RMR decided that a true sports car needs a V8 under the hood. The reason for using a V8 engine was to improve handling, acceleration, braking and the dynamic driving experience.

RMR RM460 Genesis Coupe to debut at SEMA

The V8 engine has a compression ratio of 11.0:1 and is mated to a five-speed sequential transmission. As a result top speed goes up to 182 mph (up from 149 mph in a standard model).

RMR RM460 sits on 20-inch wheels and features a high-performance braking system by StopTech. At the exterior it features a carbon fiber spoiler and custom carbon fiber rear hatch. On the interior it gets Sparco Chrono sports seats, Sparco Alcantara and carbon fiber interior panels.

Press release after the jump.


Hyundai unveiled at the New York Auto Show the 2010 Genesis Coupe, a purpose-built rear-wheel drive sport coupe featuring two performance-focused engines – a 212-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a range-topping all-aluminum, 306-hp, DOHC 3.8-liter V6 engine. Genesis Coupe is scheduled to join the Hyundai lineup in the spring of 2009.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

2010 Genesis Coupe was shown as a concept at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show and its transformation from concept to production reveals that its signature design features have emerged intact.

Genesis Coupe is lighter than the Infiniti G37, and its chassis is also 24 percent stiffer in bending rigidity than the BMW E46 M3. Rear-wheel drive provides a 55:45 front/rear weight distribution.

Two engines infuse Genesis Coupe with performance. The 3.8-liter Lambda DOHC V6 engine delivers an estimated 306 hp and 263 lb.-ft. of torque on regular unleaded. This engine will launch the Genesis Coupe from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 6 seconds.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

The turbocharged, intercooled 2.0-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder benefits from CVVT on both the intake and exhaust camshafts. The 2.0-liter turbo generates an estimated 212 hp and 217 lb.-ft. of torque. It also features a cast-aluminum cylinder block and cylinder head. Both engines feature a free flowing dual cat-back exhaust and an available limited slip differential to put the power to the ground.


The Korean car builder Hyundai is enjoying unrivaled success with their Genesis Coupe when they introduced a few modified versions of their new sport compact last year at the world’s greatest aftermarket auto show, the Specialty Equipment Market Association convention that takes place every Fall in Las Vegas. While most automakers are pulling out of these kinds of ventures due to the global economic crisis Hyundai is one of the only retailers that is in the black. So in an attempt at following up last year’s trio of SEMA show cars, Hyundai will be well represented this November at the Las Vegas Convention Center with a few new tuner creations .

First contact: Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai’s latest endeavor is in cooperation with the Japanese high performance aftermarket parts manufacturer GReddy to create the X-Gen Street Genesis Coupe. While Hyundai was in charge of providing a solid foundation, it is the list of items from the Greddy Performance Parts catalog that will make this a true tuner car. The program started with a coupe powered by Hyundai’s 2.0 Liter turbocharged four cylinder engine that in standard trim produces a maximum output of 210 HP and gets 30 MPG has been retooled to make a tire shredding 350 HP and 320 lb-ft of torque.

The exterior of the GReddy Genesis Coupe is made to look a bit more aggressive with an Aero lip spoiler, carbon fiber hood, stylish rear spoiler, light weight Volk Racing G2 wheels wrapped in a set of sticky Toyo high performance rubber. Artists from Hyundai’s North American Design Center in Irvine, California are responsible for the Greddy Genesis Coupe’s unique finish while inside the team has fitted a set of Sparco racing buckets, a modified gauge cluster as well as the all important boost controller to add a little extra pressure into the mix and a turbo timer to ensure that the turbocharger lasts long into the future all controlled by one of Geddy’s remote switching systems in order to eliminate any unnecessary tangles. On a more personal note, this Greddy creation looks a while lot better than last year’s HKS interpretation .

Press release after the jump.


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