SEMA 2011: Rhys Millen RM500 5.0 TAU V8 Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

by Nov 1, 2011All News, Hyundai1 comment

Few days ago, we were talking about the plans of Rhys Millen Racing to make debut a hotest Genesis Coupe version to the 2012 Sema Show. 

The day has come, and for joy of all, this Genesis Coupe includes de Tau V8 GDi engine with 429 hp and a different mods to reach 450 horsepower (who said that this engine can’t get in a Genesis Coupe?) Crearly, this increases the chances of seeing a refreshed 2013 Genesis Coupe including this engine.

“From the moment I saw the Tau V8 engine in the Genesis R-Spec and Equus, I knew it would be a perfect fit for the RM500 Genesis Coupe, adding even more performance and power to the dynamic coupe,” said Rhys Millen, owner, Rhys Millen Racing. “The sleek and practical exterior modifications make this Genesis Coupe look like it could be sitting in your local Hyundai showroom.” 

In addition to the Tau V8, the all-black Genesis Coupe receives a custom RMR titanium tip exhaust, oil cooler and rear differential cooler. These mechanical enhancements give Hyundai’s most powerful engine an extra 20 horsepower boost. 


“The RMR RM500 Genesis Coupe perfectly showcases the performance capabilities of the powerful Tau V8 engine, available in the 2012 Genesis sedan and 2012 Equus,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, Product and Corporate Planning, Hyundai Motor America. Rhys Millen Racing has taken the Tau’s power and the Coupe’s tuner-friendly driving architecture to create a true show-stopper for SEMA this year.” 

The RMR RM500 will unveil a new line of RMR products for the Genesis Coupe, featuring a RMR carbon front lip, carbon spoiler, carbon rear diffuser, carbon side skirts, carbon fog light ducts and carbon grill. The Genesis Coupe will also showcase HRE 793-RS 19-inch wheels, Hankook Ventus R-S3 tires and Brembo carbon ceramic rotors with Brembo six and four piston calipers. The inside of the vehicle will feature the RMR suede trim package and Sparco accents.

Mechanical components RMR plans to modify include:

  • Hyundai 5.0L TAU V8
  • RMR Custom Stainless Exhaust with Greddy SE Rear Section
  • RMR Custom Adapter Plate
  • RMR Custom Light Weight Clutch and Flywheel
  • K&N Panel Filter
  • AEM Engine Management System
  • Brembo Carbon Ceramic Rotors 15.5” Front – 15” Rear
  • Brembo Six Piston Front Calipers Four Piston Rear
  • HRE 793-RS II-Spoke Rims 19×8.5” Front 19×9.5” Rear
  • Hankook Ventus V12 Tires 245/40ZR19 Front 275/35ZR19 Rear 

Interior enhancements include:

  • RMR Interior Suede Trip Package
  • Sparco Chrono Sport Seats with RMR Accents
  • Sparco Track Sliders
  • RMR Seat Brackets
  • Sparco Tecno Leather Shift Knob
  • RMR 1” Steering Column Extension 

RMR will also make the following exterior enhancements:

  • RMR Front Carbon Lip 2 lbs
  • RMR Carbon Side Skirts 2 lbs ea
  • RMR Carbon Rear Diffuser 4.5 lbs
  • RMR Carbon 3 Piece Spoiler 2.5 lbs
  • RMR Carbon Grill 1.5 lbs
  • RMR Carbon Fog Light Vents with Brake Ducts 2.5 lbs
  • RMR Yellow Fog Light Covers
  • RMR Carbon Overlay Roof 

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Written by Jose Antonio Lopez

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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