The list of customized Genesis Coupes 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.

Press release

Demonstrating the wide range of aftermarket potential for the Genesis Coupe, Hyundai Motor America has partnered with Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) and the Tuner School to develop a powerful entry for this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. The matte black, carbon fiber-wrapped Hennessey Genesis Carbon Coupe is designed with a high-end European look and performance capabilities to match. The vehicle will be in Hyundai’s display at the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 3–6, 2009 (booth # 24387).

Founded by HPE president John Hennessey, Tuner School is a 14-week program dedicated to teaching its students the secrets to success in the high-performance automotive aftermarket. It was established as a way to offer its students a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hone their craft, learn from professionals in the field, and springboard their career in the aftermarket industry.

“The Genesis Coupe architecture is the ideal platform for tuners looking to make everyday modifications to their vehicles and our students at the Tuner School took full advantage,” said Hennessey. “The visually stunning complete carbon fiber matte black wrap and high-end performance benchmarks create a monster SEMA car.”

HPE and the Tuner School will blow away the SEMA crowd with its Genesis Coupe achieving 500 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, 465 lb-ft of torque, an estimated 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds and a quarter mile time of 12.5 seconds. These aggressive performance capabilities were accomplished through a variety of engine modifications. The Genesis Carbon Coupe features a Hennessey Custom Single Turbo System, Precision 66 mm ball bearing turbocharger, Tial blow-off valve and 44 mm wastegate, a HKS boost controller and upgraded injectors and fuel pump, among other additions.

 “To work with a leading tuner such as John Hennessey and his Tuner School is a testament to the potential of our rear-wheel-drive Genesis Coupe,” said Michael Deitz, manager, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “With its 500 horsepower and 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds we expect this vehicle to be one of the stars of SEMA.”

On the outside, SEMA Show attendees will find Savini lightweight wheels with chrome lips and silver centers, Eibach springs and Brembo lightweight rotors.

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  (477) posted on 01.7.2010

This looks quite interesting that "Why did they consider Hyundai Genesis to present on a SEMA show?". What I want right now is to see the blueprint of this car if it’s that interesting to tune-up. I know the performance of this car but my mind keeps telling me to "Google" it up.

AK47  (1024) posted on 10.30.2009

If the 0to60 is indeed 3.9, the 1/4 mile time not what I expected. Beautiful car though.

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