In an effort to further endear itself with the tuner crowd, South Korean company Hyundai has revealed that it will launch the 2.0T R-Spec version of its Genesis Coupe model at this year’s SEMA show, taking place next week in Las Vegas.
Seeing as how this is the place where many tuned version of the Genesis have been released, the choice of venue is more than adequate for Hyundai. This new version will take away many non-essential parts so as to reduce weight and provide everything needed for a base tuning model.
Among the highlights of this new spec line will be a track-tuned suspension, a braking system from Brembo, a limited-slip differential from Torsen, alongside a set of 19-inch gunmetal-finished alloys wrapped in Summer performance tires. Needless to say, it will be powered by the turbocharged 2-liter four cylinder engine, which develops 210 HP.
But one of the most interesting things is that will will cost $23,750, with just $1,750 more than the standard 2.0T, and $3,000 less that the Track version of the Genesis Coupe, leaving said money to those who want to upgrade their car on their own with their preferred components.
But for this money, don’t expect any luxuries like bluetooth, cruise control, trip computer or multifunction steering wheel, as these were forgone to save weight. Instead you will find a leather-wrapped gear shifter and steering wheel, as well as a six-speaker stereo system. The new Hyundai Genesis 2.0T R-Spec will come in three paint jobs: Karussell White, Bathurst Black and Tsukuba Red.
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