Hyundai teams up with Cosworth to create special Genesis Coupe concept for SEMA.
As we bid au revoir to the Paris Motor Show, it's time to look forward to the 2012 SEMA show. That's where concepts such as a Cosworth-tuned Hyundai Genesis Coupe will join other quick and quixotic mod-jobs in Las Vegas later this month. Hyundai's "ultimate" Genesis Coupe was built in collaboration with engineering consultancy Cosworth, a company known for its Formula One racing engines, for designing Aston Martin's 6.0-liter V12 and for its collaboration with Kahn in modifying Range Rovers, among other areas of competence.
Cosworth tuned the 3.8-liter direct-injection V6 up to 389 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, complemented by upgraded brakes, suspension, intake and exhaust. Satin-gloss blue has been used to coat the concept, which also boasts Cosworth design touches such as a carbon-fiber front splitter, gunmetal racing wheels, integrated rear spoiler and carbon-fiber rear diffuser. A race-derived two-tone interior sports CGRS steering wheel, shift knob, pedals and sports seats. "The rear-drive Genesis Coupe is simply a great platform," says Cosworth. "We're proud to partner with Hyundai for this ultimate racing series model."