SEMA 2008: Hyundai Genesis Coupe by Rhys Millen Racing (RMR)

Article by Christian A., on November 4, 2008

Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) represents one of the most respected tuners and as you know every important tuner must presents a customized car at SEMA Show, the most important tuning show in the United States.

The car chosen by RMR was the recently launched Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Dubbed the Art of Speed Genesis Coupe 2.0T, the new vehicle comes with a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine boosted by the Turbonetics turbocharger, wastegate and blow-off valve kit.

The Art of Speed Genesis Coupe 2.0T comes also with a heavy-duty HKS sequential transmission and a KW coilover suspension.
As you can see, the Art of Speed Genesis Coupe 2.0T comes with a completely new body kit consisting in a new front bumper, a carbon-fiber hood with new air inlets, new side sills, widened fenders, an APR GTC-500 carbon-fiber wing and a redesigned rear bumper with integrated air diffuser.

The kit is completed by the SSR Type-F competition lightweight wheels and Bridgestone Potenza racing slicks.
Behind the wheels of the Art of Speed Genesis Coupe 2.0T we have the race-ready factory Brembo brake system specially developed to stop the car in time without any problems. At the interior we have a completely new racing cockpit with a Sparco sport steering wheel and seat as well as an eight-point roll cage and a RMR carbon fiber dash.

A rear-wheel drive sports coupe from Hyundai Motor Co., the Hyundai Genesis Coupe is the South Korean carmaker’s first rear-wheel drive sports coupe, as underpinned by the same platform that underpins the Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan. As early as May 2007, spy photos of a heavily camouflaged Genesis Coupe prototype leaked on the web. Just before the 2007 Los Angeles International Auto show, more spy photos leaked showing a silver Genesis Coupe sans camouflage.

Hyundai unveiled the production version of the Genesis Coupe at the 2008 New York International Auto Show, as wrapped in red and silver. On October 13, 2008, the carmaker released the Genesis Coupe in South Korea.

Seoul, South Korea-based Hyundai Motor Co. is a auto manufacturer founded by Chung Ju-Yung in 1967. It started production in Ulsan, South Korea in 1968. Hyundai released its first model – the Cortina – in 1968 in cooperation with Ford Motor Co.

The Hyundai Motor Group was formed in 1998 when Hyundai Motor Co. acquired a 51 percent stake in Kia Motors. Regarded as the birthplace of the South Korean auto industry, its Ulsan site is considered as the largest integrated automobile manufacturing facility in the world.

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