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Breaking: Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec is Built for Tuners

New model set to debut at SEMA Show next week

 |  Oct 27 2009, 9:59 AM

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Hyundai is introducing the R-Spec version of its Genesis Coupe 2.0T at the SEMA Show, Nov. 3-6 in Las Vegas.

The tuner-friendly version of the Genesis Coupe 2.0T will be the first production R-Spec model to arrive in the U.S.

Priced at $23,750, the R-Spec features the same core performance equipment as the 2.0T Track model but with non-essential equipment removed to reduce cost and weight. The result is what Hyundai calls a “perfect black canvas for tuners”.

The R-Spec has the same tuned suspension, 19-inch gunmetal finish alloy wheels, performance Summer tires, Brembo brakes, Torsen limited-slip differential, all core equipment on the Track model. The R-Spec also receives a set of front strut camber adjustment bolts and R-Spec badging.

Gone are non-essentials such as Bluetooth connectivity, automatic headlights, cruise control, trip computer, chrome interior accents and steering wheel audio controls. The result is a $3,000 savings from the 2.0T Track model. The R-Spec will only be available with manual transmission.

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec will be available in three colors, Karussell White, Bathurst Black and Tsukuba Red.

Official release after the jump:

Production R-Spec to Debut at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., oct. 27, 2009 – The Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec, the perfect blank canvas for tuners, priced at $23,750 is beginning to arrive at dealerships across the country. R-Spec takes the core performance equipment from the 2.0T Track model and eliminates non-essential convenience equipment to reduce both cost and weight. The Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec – the first production R-Spec model to arrive in the U.S. – will make its world debut at the Hyundai booth at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 3 – 6 (Booth # 24387).

The R-Spec allows enthusiasts to tune their own car to their desired specifications. R-Spec provides genuine track-readiness and powertrain scalability in an affordable model. The R-Spec adds core Track model 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.

In a special nod to tuners, 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. Genesis Coupe R-Spec is priced $3,000 less than the 2.0T Track model, leaving tuners with extra cash for their own choice of aftermarket performance upgrades. Appropriately, R-Spec will be available in three exteriors colors most common among international racing teams:  Karussell White, Bathurst Black and Tsukuba Red. R-Spec comes with manual transmission only.

R-Spec equipment includes:

  • 2.0-liter low-pressure turbocharged intercooled four-cylinder engine with dual continuously variable valve timing delivering 210 hp, 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
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Front, side, side 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/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers
  • iPod/USB/Aux jack connectivity
  • Projector beam headlamps
  • Lightweight temporary spare with aluminum wheel (T135/80D18)
  • Note:  Automatic transmission not available with R-Spec

2010 Genesis Coupe Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Pricing

Model

Engine

Transmission MSRP

2.0T

2.0L Turbo 4-cyl

Six-Speed M/T $22,000

2.0T

2.0L Turbo 4-cyl

Five-Speed A/T SHIFTRONIC® $23,250

2.0T R-Spec

2.0L Turbo 4-cyl

Six-Speed M/T $23,750

2.0T Premium

2.0L Turbo 4-cyl

Six-Speed M/T $24,250

2.0T Premium

2.0L Turbo 4-cyl

Five-Speed A/T SHIFTRONIC® $25,500

2.0T Track

2.0L Turbo 4-cyl

Six-Speed M/T $26,750

3.8

3.8L V6

Six-Speed M/T $25,000

3.8

3.8L V6

Six-Speed A/T SHIFTRONIC® $26,500

3.8 Grand Touring

3.8L V6

Six-Speed M/T $28,500

3.8 Grand Touring

3.8L V6

Six-Speed A/T SHIFTRONIC® $30,000

3.8 Track

3.8L V6

Six-Speed M/T $30,500

3.8 Track

3.8L V6

Six-Speed A/T SHIFTRONIC® $32,000

Freight charges for the 2010MY Genesis Coupe are $750 and are not included in the prices in this release.

WARRANTY

The 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is protected by the Hyundai Advantage, America’s Best Warranty. Coverage includes five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper protection,

10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, and seven-year/unlimited mileage anti-perforation coverage. In addition, Genesis Coupe buyers receive 24-hour roadside assistance coverage at no extra charge for five years (no mileage limit) and that service includes emergency towing, lockout service and limited coverage for trip-interruption expenses. There is no deductible on any of these coverages.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 790 dealerships nationwide.