Automakers typically highlight their newest models at the annual SEMA show, so we’re not surprised to hear that a number of tricked-out 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupes will be displayed at this year’s event.
Although a number of Genesis Coupes will be modified for November’s show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Hyundai’s spilled the beans on one – the “Art of Speed” coupe.; Partnering with drift- and rally racer Rhys Millen, Hyundai’s turned the car into what it claims is a “fully functional race car.”
Albeit we can’t tell from the Photoshopped image, the Art of Speed Genesis will use the turbocharged 2.0-liter DOHC I-4 found in the stock car, albeit a Rhys Millen Racing turbo kit will boost power beyond the normal 212 hp.; The modified engine will be coupled to a HKS-sourced sequential suspension, while an adjustable K&W coil-over suspension keeps things under control.
The Genesis will also wear a custom wide body kit, requiem carbon fiber spoiler, large Enkei alloy wheels, and a functional hood scoop.; Perhaps most interesting is the lack of interior accoutrement – we hear the “Art of Speed” car includes racing bucket seats, an eight-point roll cage, and a carbon fiber dashboard.
Those changes lend credence to the possibility that this Genesis may take to the track in the near future.; Hyundai suggests the hop-ups transform the Genesis Coupe into a spec-racer eligible for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Formula D, or Redline Time Attack series.; We’d expect some modification for each class, but come 2010, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Millen piloting a Genesis Coupe in any or all of those events.