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.