To emphasize the Genesis Coupe’s racing capabilities, Hyundai has partnered with Gogogear Racing to come up with a custom, racing incarnation of the car that will be shown at SEMA.
The coupe’s 3.8 liter V6 powerplant features an AEM air intake, a Magnaflow exhaust system, ARK Performance headers and has received a new engine management software.
Gogogear Racing also got a Moroso accumulator that will offer proper lubrication of the unit under the expected 1.4 Gs of cornering loads. This unit has an output of 330 hp and a maximum torque of 280 lb-ft (379 Nm). It also uses a racing clutch that works with the stock six-speed manual gearbox.
The vehicle is expected to be good at cornering since it has been fitted with a Ground Control Suspension that includes ARK Performance shocks, springs, coilovers and QA1 bearings.
Furthermore, the car, which features a set of StopTech brakes and Hawk racing pads, rides on the track/road through a set of Konig lightweight rims and BF Goodrich R1 street legal race tires.
The aerodynamics were also updated, The Genesis Coupe’s aerodynamics was enhanced and it has gotten the APR rear wing and an ARK Performance body kit. The factory steel roof is replaced by a carbon fiber one.
In 2010, Gogogear Racing came up with a specially modified Genesis Coupe from Hyundai that was intended for racing in the U.S. Touring Car Championships in 2011. The re-engineered Hyundai race car was previewed to audiences during the 2010 SEMA show.
Ali Arsham, who owns Gogogear Racing, praised the mechanical components of the Genesis Coupe, calling the V6 engine “potent” and indicative of Hyundai’s ability to beat racing cars from Asia, Europe and America.
Arsham said that the Genesis Coupe gives excellent handling that, when coupled with the capabilities of the V6 engine, gives the car the juice it needs to win against the front-wheel-drive and turbocharged engines in 2010’s lineup of winning race cars. Arsham then added that, with Gogogear’s modifications, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe will be able to put forth its full potential and its true capabilities.
The modifications have received full sanction from the National Auto Sport Association, the auto racing body in charge of giving that certifications and permissions for cars that race in the US.