2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec coming to SEMA

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2009

Watch out for the world debut of the Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec the first production R-Spec model to arrive in the U.S. at the Hyundai booth at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 3 - 6 (Booth # 24387).

To reduce both cost and weight, R-Spec has taken the core performance equipment from the 2.0T Track model and eliminated non-essential convenience equipment.

Enthusiasts can tune their own car to their desired specifications. What R-Spec provides is genuine track-readiness and powertrain scalability in an affordable model.

To the most affordable model, the R-Spec adds core Track model performance equipment, which includes: Track-tuned suspension, 19-inch gunmetal-finish alloy wheels with performance Summer tires, Brembo braking system, Torsen limited-slip differential and R-Spec badging.

Tuners will be excited to know that the R-Spec will also receive a set of front strut camber adjustment bolts (dealer installation - optional for customer to install) to further enhance initial turn-in and handling response.

To reduce both cost and weight, the R-Spec eliminates some non-essential convenience equipment such as: Bluetooth, automatic headlights, cruise control, trip computer, chrome interior accents and steering wheel audio controls.

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec is priced at $23,750 while the Genesis Coupe R-Spec is priced $3,000 less than the 2.0T Track model. This gives tuners some extra cash for their own choice of aftermarket performance upgrades.

The R-Spec will be available in three exterior colors most common among international racing teams: Karussell White, Bathurst Black and Tsukuba Red. R-Spec comes with manual transmission only. 

Press Release

Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec

When the colors of your new turbocharged rear-wheel-drive sport coupe are named after international racing circuits, you’d better have the performance and confidence to back it up. Now, Hyundai is upping the ante by announcing an R-Spec version of the all-new 2010 Genesis Coupe, designed to appeal to true enthusiasts who want a low starting price and the ability to tune their car to their own specifications. R-Spec will be available as a mid-2010 model year introduction.

R-Spec provides genuine track-readiness in an affordable model. The R-Spec adds core performance equipment to the most affordable 2.0T model, such as: Track-tuned suspension, 19-inch gunmetal-finish alloy wheels with performance summer tires, Brembo® braking system, Torsen limited-slip differential, and R-Spec badging. To further reduce cost and weight, it also eliminates some non-essential convenience equipment such as: Bluetooth®, automatic headlights, cruise control, trip computer, chrome interior accents and steering wheel audio controls. The Genesis Coupe R-Spec will be priced at $23,750 and $3,000 less than the 2.0T Track model, leaving tuners with extra cash for their own choice of aftermarket performance upgrades. Appropriately, the R-Spec will be available in three performance oriented exteriors colors: Karussell White, Bathurst Black and Tsukuba Red.

Equipment:

  • 2.0-liter low-pressure turbocharged intercooled four-cylinder engine with dual continuously variable valve timing delivering 210-hp, an estimated 30 mpg EPA highway rating and a top speed of 137 mph
  • 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission
  • Electronic Stability Control with Traction control, ABS, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution and Brake Assist
  • 19-inch gunmetal-finish alloy wheels with staggered-width high-performance summer-compound Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires (225/40YR19 front, 245/40YR19 rear)
  • Brembo® braking system with 13.4-inch ventilated front rotors, 42mm four-piston fixed front calipers (red), 13.0-inch ventilated rear rotors, 32mm+28mm four-piston fixed rear calipers (red)
  • Track-tuned suspension (higher-rate coil springs, higher-control shock absorbers, 25mm front stabilizer bar, 22mm rear stabilizer bar, front strut brace)
  • Torsen-type limited-slip differential
  • R-Spec badging
  • Quick-ratio hydraulic steering (2.7 turns lock-to-lock)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Front, side, side air curtain air bags
  • Active front head restraints · Driver’s lumbar support
  • Air conditioning
  • Remote keyless entry system
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Power windows (one-touch up and down), door locks and mirrors
  • AM/FM/XM/MP3/CD audio system with six speakers
  • Pod/USB/Aux jack connectivity
  • Projector beam headlamps
  • Lightweight temporary spare with aluminum wheel (T135/80D18)
  • Note: Automatic transmission not available with R-Spec

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