Monday, November 2, 2009

Hennessey Hyundai Genesis Carbon Coupe coming to SEMA

In order to surprise everyone at this year’s SEMA Show, Hyundai Motor America has partnered with Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) and the Tuner School for a custom Genesis Carbon Coupe.

The new car carries 500 hp @ 6,000 rpm, 465 lb-ft of torque and can sprint from naught to sixty in just 3.9 seconds while for the quarter mile run it needs just 12.5 seconds. Hennessey obtained these impressive numbers with several engine modifications such as a Hennessey Custom Single Turbo System, Precision 66 mm ball bearing turbocharger, Tial blow-off valve and 44 mm wastegate, a HKS boost controller, upgraded injectors and fuel pump.

“To work with a leading tuner such as John Hennessey and his Tuner School is a testament to the potential of our rear-wheel-drive Genesis Coupe,”. “With its 500 horsepower and 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds we expect this vehicle to be one of the stars of SEMA.” said Michael Deitz, manager, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America.

“The Genesis Coupe architecture is the ideal platform for tuners looking to make everyday modifications to their vehicles and our students at the Tuner School took full advantage,” “The visually stunning complete carbon fiber matte black wrap and high-end performance benchmarks create a monster SEMA car.” said Hennessey.