At the 2012 SEMA Show, Cosworth’s own Hyundai Genesis Coupe will be displayed alongside the ARK Performance Genesis Coupe. The rear-drive Genesis Coupe has an output of 389-hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. Nicole Armbrustmacher, director of marketing, Cosworth Americas said that this is a “great platform” to be used for its ultimate Cosworth Genesis Racing Series street model.
Cosworth dubs this as the “Cosworth Genesis Racing Series.” It has kept the exterior upgrades subtle. The carbon fiber accessories on the new front bumper, rear diffuser and side skirts will be emphasized further with a custom blue shade.
It will be getting custom wheels as well as a subtle trunk spoiler. Its performance will be enhanced further by its own intake and exhaust system with a retuned ECU.
The interior will be getting numerous Cosworth items such as a special steering wheel, shift knob, pedals and a shift boot.
The seats will get a two-tone treatment, which would probably match the blue exterior shade. Lastly, the car will be available with a new Cosworth suspension and bigger brakes.
The aggressive sports car appearance of the new Genesis Coupe is highlighted by its broad shoulders and wide stance as well as by its tapering greenhouse and arching roofline. In addition, Hyundai maximized the depth between the car’s greenhouse and fenders. The front fascia of the new Hyundai Genesis Coupe also features larger air intakes that don’t only make the obverse end more aggressive looking but also allows for better airflow into the engine bay. In addition, the rear end of the new Genesis Coupe features dual asymmetrical exhaust tips that have been integrated with its blacked out rear diffuser.
Both engines for the new Hyundai Genesis Coupe have also been upgraded, giving the new sports car a significant improvement in performance. For instance, Hyundai employed direct-injection technology for its 3.8-liter Lambda DOHC V6 engine, allowing this powerplant to deliver 14 percent more output (plus 42 hp to 348 hp of max output at 6,400 rpm) and 11 percent more torque (plus 29 lb.-ft. to 295 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 5,300 rpm), when premium fuel is used.
Interestingly, the lambda-engine anti-knock technology allows the new Genesis Coupe’s engine to operate as well on regular fuel. With this amount of power at its disposal, the 3.8-liter Lambda DOHC V6 engine could make the new Hyundai Genesis Coupe to sprint from zero to 60 mph in a little over five seconds and achieve an electronically limited top speed of 149 mph.