Have you forgotten what huge news it is for Hyundai to offer a rear-drive performance coupe? You are not alone.
Despite all the right ingredients on paper, the Genesis R-Spec is failing to gain the critical praise enjoyed by the Nissan 370Z. Or, sadly, the sales anywhere near the Mustang in its last year before a ground-up overhaul.
After the Legato Concept by ARK Performance, the Veloster Night Racer Concept prepared by EGR Group and the Genesis Coupe developed in cooperation by Bisimoto Engineering , Hyundai will also come with a blue beauty developed in cooperation with John Pangilinan.
Updated 11/06/2013: John Pangilinan unveiled the Genesis Coupe Atlantis Blue concept today at the 2013 SEMA Show, and this was the perfect opportunity for us to add a new set of images and a new video. Enjoy!
Click past the jump to read more about the Hyundai Genesis Coupe Atlantis Blue.
Hyundai Genesis Coupe Atlantis Blue in Detail
Rear view detail
As it name suggests, the new concept version features a very cool Atlantis Blue exterior color combined with a pretty aggressive exterior kit. It includes an APR carbon-fiber splitter and Seibon carbon-fiber side and rear lip kits, new headlights with V-LEDS and ultra-wide custom metal fender flares from TS Designs.
Interior view detail
The interior was also updated with Recaro seats featuring custom Katzkin suede and smooth leather treatment, an audio system from Alpine Electronics and a GoPro Hero 3 video camera.
Exhaust view detail
On the performance side, the new Hyundai Genesis Coupe Atlantis Blue was updated with an AEM cold air intake, ARK Performance exhaust, turbo downpipe, and friction-reducing Lucas Oil.
Wheels view detail
As a final addition there is a new set of 19-inch MORR VS52 concave mono-forged wheels painted in black and combined with a Brembo Gran Turismo brake kit with over-sized 15-inch calipers.
Hyundai unveiled the new generation Genesis Coupe in 2009 and for the 2011 the lineup was expanded with the addition of a new R-Spec version. The base Genesis is powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers a total of 274 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque.
For the R-Spec version, Hyundai adds in a 3.8-liter, V-6 engine that delivers a total of 348 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and a 295 pound-feet of torque at 5,300 rpm. The R-Spec version will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in about 5 seconds, and up to a top speed of 149 mph.
The base Genesis Coupe is priced at $24,250, while for the R-Spec version the price is increased to $28,750.
gallery: Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Hyundai and tuner John Pangilinan have again linked up, this time to develop a striking JP Edition Genesis Coupe in a custom-developed Atlantis Blue exterior color. Pangilinan is known in the tuner community for selecting retina-bending color themes for his Hyundai SEMA concepts, and this latest Genesis Coupe is sure to bolster his reputation even further. The eye-grabbing coupe concept will debut at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas, November 5-8.
“John Pangilinan is really a creative genius in color development, especially in his ability to blend color with specific vehicle concepts like the JP Edition Genesis Coupe,” said Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “We’re excited to see the final concept turning heads in our booth at the SEMA show.”
POWERTRAIN AND CHASSIS
Within the engine bay, Pangilinan made the modifications many entry-level tuners choose for the most cost-effective power gains, such as an AEM cold air intake, ARK Performance exhaust, turbo downpipe, and friction-reducing Lucas Oil.
To achieve that perfect ride height and body-to-wheel balance, he installed KW Variant 3 coil-overs, Whiteline sway bars, and an ARK Performance strut bar. Perfectly filling the wheel wells are 19-inch MORR VS52 concave mono-forged wheels in mystic black, with Toyo Proxes T1R 275/30 ZR19 front and 315/25 ZR19 rear tires. Muteki SR35 lug nuts hold it all together. Bringing the JP Edition to a confident halt is a Brembo Gran Turismo brake kit with oversized 15-inch calipers.
Emphasizing the rear-drive Genesis Coupe proportions are staggered, ultra-wide custom metal fender flares from TS Designs, designed by Jon Sibal. Covering the freshly-shaped metal is brilliant BASF Atlantic Blue Metallic paint applied by Auto Explosion, with custom graphics created by S&A Design. For aero management, an APR carbon-fiber splitter and Seibon carbon-fiber side and rear lip kits have been fitted. Custom headlights with V-LEDS are from The Retrofit Source and Retrofit House.
INTERIOR DESIGN AND ENTERTAINMENT
Inside the JP Edition cabin, Pangilinan chose RECARO Cross Sportster seats with a custom Katzkin suede and smooth leather treatment. Holding the driver and passenger in place are Takata Drift III harnesses fixed to a custom harness bar complete with a mounted GoPro Hero 3 video camera. Pangilinan also makes entertainment electronics a top priority, as evident in his selection of the following components:
Alpine Electronics System built by BP Auto Sound
Alpine INE-W927HD head unit
Alpine SPR-60C component 2-way speaker system
Alpine SWR-T10 10” thin subwoofers (2)
Alpine MRX-M55 mono power amp
Alpine MRX-F35 4/3/2 channel power amp
Accumat HyperFlex sound deadening
EFX Elite Series braided multi-core interconnects
EFX speaker wire
EFX amp power kit
EFX ground distribution block
Kinetik power supply and battery