Hyundai announced today that it teamed up with Magnuson Products, Rhys Millen Racing, Harman International and Torvec in order to develop and build a special edition prototype of the Genesis Coupe called Genesis Hurricane SC. Hyundai says that the Hurricane SC is a two year development effort by HATCI (Hyundai’s design, technology and engineering branch), so expect to see a vehicle with plenty of upgrades in terms of power, traction, braking, exterior and interior design and audio system.
Under the hood we find a 3.8-liter V6 engine delivering more than 450 horsepower thanks to Magnuson Products.
The engine also received a SPEC lightweight single mass aluminum flywheel and stage two clutch, DeatschWerks high flow fuel pump and 600cc injectors, Perma-Cool oil, differential and steering coolers and a custom CPR Fabrication billet aluminum oil filter adapter. Moreover, the Genesis Hurricane SC features a new front bumper, grille, hood, side skirts, diffuser and rear deck with spoiler, while thanks to Enkei and Hankook the design is completed by a new set of 19-inch wheel wrapped in high-performance tires.
Furthermore, the car features a RMR free flowing exhaust system and air intake. The vehicle also sports upgraded LED headlights and taillights provided by FlyRyde. For better handling, the car features Bilstein monotube shock absorbers and springs with adjustable ride height tuned on the Nurburgring in Germany and a Brembo six piston brake kit with cross drilled front and rear rotors.
The Los Angeles Auto Show in 2007 gave us an idea of what the Hyundai Genesis Coupé would look like today. Gratefully, every important detail from the concept transformed into reality.
Joel Piaskowski (Hyundai Chief Designer in Irvine California) said that the objective in creating the Genesis Coupé is to make a performance car that would appeal to die-hard car enthusiasts. This is the reason why they came up with such an aggressive design at every channel.
The concept coupé bears a close resemblance to the different concept cars made by Hyundai. This is seen evidently on the surfaces, beltline and curves of the new model. In other words, the Genesis can be easily compared with any of the HCD8 sports coupé concepts or the HCD9 Talus’ Z-like profile.
Meanwhile, the coupé’s rocker panels lean closer to the ground, giving the side profile a thicker appearance. On the other hand, the thin daylight opening makes the wheels bulge closely to the big fenders. All these features enhance the dimensions around the greenhouse and fascia.
Hyundai’s much-awaited coupé comes with 18-inch standard alloy wheels with an option for 19-inch wheels. Both of these deliver aggressive handling and wider stance like no other. The Genesis has large openings at the front fascia to let the engine breathe better. The twin exhaust tips at the rear with blackout surface look almost the same as the front.
The coupé’s interior is built with a highly impressive cockpit design. The information system is displayed on strategic areas for better driving experience. Everything from the audio system, outside temperature reading, speedometer and analogue gauges are within reach. To top it all, the blue gauge backlight exclusive to Hyundai enhances the instrument panel even more.
The elegant front seats come with side bolsters that are big enough to provide sufficient lateral support. These bucket seats are made with premium quality fabrics ranging from black leather bolsters with red inserts (for the SE), brown leather or pure black (for the GT) and the full black leather (for the GS).