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By Ketan Patel


Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec

Next week's 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas will see Hyundai performing the official debut of the A new core version of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe - the 2.0T R-Spec. Taking away non-essential equipment and leaving 'a blank canvas' for tuners, the R-Spec reduces both cost and weight and is boosted by a range of performance upgrades.

However, it does keep the performance goodies from the Track model like the sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch gunmetal-finish alloy wheels with performance Summer tires, Brembo braking system and a Torsen limited-slip differential.

It will be available only with a manual transmission and a choice of three exterior colors - Karussell White, Bathurst Black and Tsukuba Red. At $23,750 (not including a $750 freight charge), the new Genesis Coupe R-Spec is priced $3,000 less than the 2.0T Track model.

PRODUCTION R-SPEC TO DEBUT AT THE 2009 SEMA SHOW IN LAS VEGAS

 

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 char ges 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.

 

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