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 |  Sep 24 2012, 7:02 PM

Tuner ARK Performance and Hyundai will partner to bring a track-focused Genesis Coupe R-Spec to SEMA this year in Las Vegas. 

Needless to say from the pictures, this car will be significantly different than the production version. Still, it’s tough to see some of the exterior modifications like its carbon fiber hood, rear diffuser and flared rear fenders from the illustrations here.

Beyond the obviously modified exterior, ARK also managed to tune the car’s naturally aspirated 3.8-liter V6 to 395 hp and 340 lb-ft of torque. That represents 58-hp and 45 lb-ft gains over the production R-Spec 3.8 model, although quite a bit more will be changed to improve the car.

It also gets a better intake, pistons and an oil cooler to withstand the extra power and prolonged high-speed driving. The engine also benefits from a Brian Crower 4.2 stroker kit and ceramic coated headers.

The transmission also gets special treatment with a dual-mass flywheel and a carbon clutch plate kit. A Cusco limited-slip differential will help keep power ideally distributed between the rear wheels and a brake kit with six-piston brake calipers will help squeal it to a stop.

Of course, no track car would be complete without a roll cage and this one isn’t the exception. The interior is completely revised courtesy of  JPM Coachworks including Sparco Pro ADV seats and a Sparco steering wheel.