13 September 2008

In the beginning...

...there was Genesis. Now there's a tuned version by HKS...

Genesis Coupe

Hyundai always planned on targeting their upcoming Genesis Coupe at the US tuning/drift scene, and now they’ve invited some of the big aftermarket specialists to tweak the car before its official launch later this year.

This is the HKS USA take on the car, which will be shown at this year's SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas.

Based on the four-cylinder turbo version (not the 3.8-litre V6), the HKS Genesis gets a HKS GT turbocharger, a new exhaust/intake system, modified ECU and adjustable suspension. The standard car pumps out 212bhp; expect the HKS version to exceed 300bhp.

The tweaked Genesis also features what HKS are calling 'functional ground effects'. As opposed to 'dysfunctional ground effects' we presume. Which sounds scary.

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