Updated with new info, photos and a video.
If one thing’s for sure, Hyundai will have a strong presence at this year’s edition of the SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas in November. The South Korean automaker, which has already shown us two Veloster tuning proposals, has now released details on another project, this time based on the Genesis Coupe V6.
The Genesis Coupe Hurricane SC was developed by Hyundai America Technical Center Inc. (HATCI) in cooperation with Magnuson Products, Rhys Millen Racing, Harman International and Torvec Inc. HATCI says it has been working on the modified Genesis Coupe for the past two years with its engineers having enhanced all aspects of the car including the engine, chassis and styling.
The standard Genesis Coupe’s 3.8-liter V6 engine benefits from a new supercharger with a liquid to air intercooler developed by HATCI and Manguson, which helps lift output to more than 450 horsepower.
“The HATCI and Magnuson supercharger demonstrates the high-performance potential of Genesis Coupe’s V-6 engine – the car was engineered to handle this kind of extra power,” said David Dutko, senior engineer, HATCI. “Our HATCI engineers have been working for years with Magnuson to ensure high engine output is available on future Hyundai vehicles.”
“One of the many exciting aspects of this project is that the Genesis Hurricane SC is not just another pretty face for the show circuit, but rather it is a hard working lab-rat that will push the bounds of this car and the whole vehicle segment,” said Terry Peddicord, director of sales at Magnuson Products.
At the center of the tune is Hyundai’s 3.8-liter V6 engine that has been upgraded with a supercharger, a liquid to air intercooler, a free flowing sport exhaust system and many more performance components to producing over 450-horsepower. “The supercharger creates a modest six to seven pounds of boost which generates a 35-45 percent increase in horsepower and torque and can be easily modified to deliver even higher boost levels,” said Peddicord.
Torvec Inc. developed an IsoTorque differential to improve handling and traction capability with the company claiming that it helps deliver nearly a one second per lap improvement in the Genesis Coupe on the Hyundai road course. The prototype Genesis Coupe also gets a stiffer Bilstein suspension and a Brembo six piston brake kit with cross drilled front and rear rotors, while the car rides on 19-inch alloy wheels with Hankook high performance tires size 245/40 at the front and 275/35 at the back.
Other performance modifications include IsoTorque differential, a free flowing exhaust system and air intake, Brembo six piston brake kit with cross drilled front and rear rotors brakes, and new 19-inch Enkei wheels shod in Hankook tires. Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) provided their expertise on the styling front while the coupe also gets a modified Harman International high level Lexicon audio system.