Home / Auto News / News article: SEMA Preview: Rhys Millen Racing Prepping Mid-Engine V8 Hyundai Genesis Coupe for SEMA - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Sep 28 2009, 10:26 AM

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A Hyundai will no doubt be one of (if not the) coolest vehicle at the 2009 SEMA Show. Rhys Millen Racing, which runs a Genesis Coupe drift team, will debut a mid-engine version of Hyundai’s sports car at the aftermarket parts venue. Better yet, instead of using the turbo four-cylinder or the 3.8-liter V8 motor, Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) has opted to swap in the 4.6-liter V8 from the coupe’s luxury sedan sibling.

And as RMR is a race shop, there are promises of even more than the stock 375hp thanks to some high-compression pistons and individual throttle bodies. The factory automatic transmission will be tossed in favor of a racing-style sequential unit

RMR hopes to retain as much of the stock suspension as possible on the car (which has been code named the RM460), with a set of StopTech brakes and a new set of wheels fitted with Toyo T1R tires (measuring 245/35/20 up front and 285/30/20 out back).

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GALLERY: Rhys Millen Racing Mid-Engine 4.6-liter Genesis Coupe

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[Source: Edmunds]