2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Tuned by Rhys Millen for SEMA Show

Hyundai Genesis Coupe Sema

Automakers typically highlight their newest models at the annual SEMA show, so we're not surprised to hear that a number of tricked-out 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupes will be displayed at this year's event.

Although a number of Genesis Coupes will be modified for November's show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Hyundai's spilled the beans on one - the "Art of Speed" coupe.; Partnering with drift- and rally racer Rhys Millen, Hyundai's turned the car into what it claims is a "fully functional race car."

Albeit we can't tell from the Photoshopped image, the Art of Speed Genesis will use the turbocharged 2.0-liter DOHC I-4 found in the stock car, albeit a Rhys Millen Racing turbo kit will boost power beyond the normal 212 hp.; The modified engine will be coupled to a HKS-sourced sequential suspension, while an adjustable K&W coil-over suspension keeps things under control.

The Genesis will also wear a custom wide body kit, requiem carbon fiber spoiler, large Enkei alloy wheels, and a functional hood scoop.; Perhaps most interesting is the lack of interior accoutrement - we hear the "Art of Speed" car includes racing bucket seats, an eight-point roll cage, and a carbon fiber dashboard.

Those changes lend credence to the possibility that this Genesis may take to the track in the near future.; Hyundai suggests the hop-ups transform the Genesis Coupe into a spec-racer eligible for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Formula D, or Redline Time Attack series.; We'd expect some modification for each class, but come 2010, we wouldn't be surprised to see Millen piloting a Genesis Coupe in any or all of those events.

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