Remember the days when Hyundai was the laughing stock of the automotive world? Remember back when it started producing relatively cool cars? Remember when Hyundai rolled into SEMA with a 1,000-horsepower Genesis Coupe? Oh, that’s right; that just happened!

The 2013 SEMA Show opened its doors yesterday and Hyundai came with five customized models, with the star being based on the Genesis Coupes.

Developed in cooperation with Bisimoto Engineering, this model is based on a Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec, and it will deliver a whopping 1,000 horsepower — that’s more than twelve 1990 Hyundai Excels.

In order to deliver the extra power — about a 652-horsepower bump over the stock model — Bisimoto equipped the Genesis with new connecting rods, updated injectors, new pistons, turbo power and intercoolers.

Updated 11/06/2013: The new Hyundai Genesis Coupe by Bisimoto Engineering made its debut today at the 2013 SEMA Show. This was the perfect opportunity to add a new set of images and two video of the 1,000-horsepower sports coupe. Enjoy!

Click past the jump to read more about the Hyundai Genesis Coupe by Bisimoto Engineering.

  • 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe by Bisimoto Engineering
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  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    1000 (Est.)
  • Torque @ RPM:
    950 (Est.)
  • Displacement:
    3.8 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    200 mph (Est.)
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Hyundai Genesis Coupe by Bisimoto Engineering in Detail

Side view detail

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The vehicle displayed in SEMA is painted a sleek Electric Blue paint combined with Denmatic design graphics package. It received an aggressive ARK hood and a carbon-fiber trunk lid up front, while the rear received a Burns stainless exhaust.

Interior view detail

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The interior includes Buddy Club racing seats and harness, and a Bisimoto roll cage.

Wheel view detail

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The car sits on a set of 20-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in Toyo R888, R-Compound tires.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec

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Hyundai added the 3.8 R-Spec to the Genesis Coupe lineup in the 2011 model year. It is powered by 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.

This potent V-6 engine allows the Genesis Coupe to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in the lower-5-second range on its way to an impressive 149 mph electronically limited top speed.

The R-Spec version is priced from $28,750.

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Press Release

Hyundai is again partnering with the engine wizards of Bisimoto Engineering to create a 1,000 horsepower Genesis Coupe for the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Bisimoto Engineering is known for extracting awesome, reliable power out of production-grade, everyday powerplants, and the Bisimoto 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is no exception, with 1,000 horsepower generated from a turbocharged Hyundai-factory-based 3.8-liter V6 engine. The Bisimoto powertrain uses newly-designed internal parts, using the naturally-aspirated Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec engine as its core building block. The Bisimoto concept is designed for the reliability of a street car but with the outrageous power of a no-holds-barred racer.

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“The key to producing reliable, high-horsepower engines goes well beyond the design, engineering and fabrication of performance parts. The core powerplant must be strong enough to withstand advanced modifications. The Genesis Coupe 3.8-liter Lambda engine is a thoroughly robust powerplant, and Bisimoto Engineering is excited to develop it to its full potential for the rigors of competitive motorsport,” said Bisi Ezerioha, owner of Bisimoto Engineering.

Complementing the extensive work underhood, Bisimoto created a custom Electric Blue paint, Denmatic design graphics package, ARK hood and Carbon Fiber decklid. From the rear view, a Burns stainless exhaust and Bisimoto rear badge round out the visual impact.

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