Tuner ARK Performance will be partnering with Hyundai in developing a track-focused Genesis Coupe R-Spec that will be introduced this year at SEMA in Las Vegas. The released images indicate that this car will be very different from the production version. Nevertheless, it’s difficult to examine several of the exterior changes such as its carbon fiber hood, rear diffuser and flared rear fenders.
Aside from the clearly revised exterior, ARK was also able to give this car’s naturally aspirated 3.8-liter V6 to 395 hp and 340 lb-ft of torque a tuning. ARK was able to boost its output by 58-hp and 45 lb-ft over the production R-Spec 3.8 model. However, there are more modifications to the car. It’s possible that it will receive a better intake, pistons and an oil cooler to handle the additional power and lengthened high-speed driving.
Furthermore, the engine benefits from a Brian Crower 4.2 stroker kit and ceramic coated headers. Special treatment is given to the transmission. It gets a dual-mass flywheel and a carbon clutch plate kit.
Because of a Cusco limited-slip differential, the power will be kept ideally distributed between the rear wheels and a brake kit. It comes equipped with six-piston brake calipers as well. Like other track cars, this one gets a roll cage. Its interior is totally modified with the help of JPM Coachworks, which include the use of Sparco Pro ADV seats and a Sparco steering wheel.
2013 Genesis Coupe features a tapering greenhouse and an arching roofline which gives highlight to its exterior profile and gives emphasis to its wide stance and broad shoulders. This aggressive sports car feel is combined with a maximized depth between the greenhouse and the fenders and enlarged openings for improved engine breathing within the front fascia. Hinting at its performance capabilities, it has been fitted with features like the Dual asymmetrical exhaust tips which are incorporated with the blackout rear diffuser treatment.
This new model’s interior is also enhanced with unique, upscale highlights and design cues. For a more distinct and upscale look, its instrument panel crash pad brings out a stitched-seam appearance. On the leather-equipped models, the parking brake lever is now leather wrapped and the instrument cluster now includes an electroluminescent gauge cluster to provide superior readability and a premium ambience. To give a more convenient access to the rear seat from the driver’s side, a new driver-side rear seat walk-in assist function is also added together with assist guides on seatbelts for front passengers to enjoy easy buckling.
A driver seat power lumbar support is also made available on all Genesis Coupes as well as front seatback pockets, 3.8 models of torque level or 2.0T model of turbocharger boot pressure, center stack multi-gauge cluster with instantaneous mpg and standard oil temperatures on all trims. Other additions include a center fascia tray provided with a cover for enhanced storage and soft-touch, low-sheen interior surfaces for an improved up-market feel and deep side bolster on the front seats for enthusiastic driving.