Yesterday we had a quick preview of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec. Now Hyundai has given a full release on the hot-rodded Genesis Coupe.

The Genesis R-Spec comes with Track-tuned suspension, 19-inch gunmetal-finish alloy wheels, performance summer tires, Brembo braking system, Torsen limited-slip differential, and R-Spec badging. Powering the coupe will not be the top range 306 hp 3.6-liter V6 engine, but rather the 2.0-liter low-pressure turbocharged four-cylinder unit that delivers 210 hp. As suspected, this was to be more tuner friendly at a lower base cost. Pricing for the Spec-R starts at $23,750, and Hyundai calls the car a "high-performance blank canvas for tuners".

Press release after the jump.

Press release

When the colors of your new turbocharged rear-wheel-drive sport coupe are named after international racing circuits, you’d better have the performance and confidence to back it up. Now, Hyundai is upping the ante by announcing an R-Spec version of the all-new 2010 Genesis Coupe, designed to appeal to true enthusiasts who want a low starting price and the ability to tune their car to their own specifications. R-Spec will be available as a mid-2010 model year introduction.

R-Spec provides genuine track-readiness in an affordable model. The R-Spec adds core performance equipment to the most affordable 2.0T model, such as: Track-tuned suspension, 19-inch gunmetal-finish alloy wheels with performance summer tires, Brembo® braking system, Torsen limited-slip differential, and R-Spec badging. To further reduce cost and weight, it also eliminates some non-essential convenience equipment such as: Bluetooth®, automatic headlights, cruise control, trip computer, chrome interior accents and steering wheel audio controls. The Genesis Coupe R-Spec will be priced at $23,750 and $3,000 less than the 2.0T Track model, leaving tuners with extra cash for their own choice of aftermarket performance upgrades. Appropriately, the R-Spec will be available in three performance oriented exteriors colors: Karussell White, Bathurst Black and Tsukuba Red.

R-Spec equipment includes:


  • · 2.0-liter low-pressure turbocharged intercooled four-cylinder engine with dual continuously variable valve timing delivering 210-hp, an estimated 30 mpg EPA highway rating and a top speed of 137 mph
  • · 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission
  • · Electronic Stability Control with Traction control, ABS, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution and Brake Assist
  • · 19-inch gunmetal-finish alloy wheels with staggered-width high-performance summer-compound Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires (225/40YR19 front, 245/40YR19 rear)
  • · Brembo® braking system with 13.4-inch ventilated front rotors, 42mm four-piston fixed front calipers (red), 13.0-inch ventilated rear rotors, 32mm+28mm four-piston fixed rear calipers (red)
  • · Track-tuned suspension (higher-rate coil springs, higher-control shock absorbers, 25mm front stabilizer bar, 22mm rear stabilizer bar, front strut brace)
  • · Torsen-type limited-slip differential
  • · R-Spec badging
  • · Quick-ratio hydraulic steering (2.7 turns lock-to-lock)
  • · Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • · Front, side, side air curtain air bags
  • · Active front head restraints · Driver’s lumbar support
  • · Air conditioning
  • · Remote keyless entry system
  • · Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • · Power windows (one-touch up and down), door locks and mirrors
  • · AM/FM/XM/MP3/CD audio system with six speakers
  • · iPod/USB/Aux jack connectivity
  • · Projector beam headlamps
  • · Lightweight temporary spare with aluminum wheel (T135/80D18)
  • · Note: Automatic transmission not available with R-Spec
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  (797) posted on 03.8.2010

I’m sure these couple of ounces saved in weight by eliminating the steering wheel controls was put to good use. Hyundai should have spiked the sunroof, air conditioning and power windows and pretended they were serious.

  (779) posted on 12.28.2009

a good contender of the new Toyota FT-86, but i guess it is better than the FT-86 because it is tuned already with just a little difference in price with the ft-86

  (233) posted on 02.12.2009

2nrguy... where are you getting your info? hardly any engine on stock internals can handle 29psi of boost... and if this one could it’d be selling for alot more than 23k starting price

  (43) posted on 02.12.2009

well thats the better choice as the 4 cyl will take 29 psi of boost on mostly stock internals.

  (608) posted on 02.12.2009

mmmmm interesting seeing hyundai wanting to get into the tuner business

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