Two down, one to go. Hyundai has announced its second of three SEMA Genesis coupes (not to be confused with the Sega Genesis game console). This one is a cooperation between the Korean manufacturer and Japanese performance accessory maker HKS.
Those in the tuning know will recognize HKS as turbo specialists, so it’s no surprise that this show car will use Hyundai’s turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The engine receives an HKS GT Turbo upgrade along with new engine internals, an HKS Super Mega Flow intake, and a new exhaust system. Hyundai designed the coupe to be “tuner-friendly” and judging by the long list of accessories being developed by HKS the company has already made a new friend.
We like the subtle look of the HKS Genesis, which is in stark contrast to the busy design recently unveiled by Rhys Millen’s team. This red coupe foregoes the usual tuner doo-dads and wings, settling instead for a body kit by Ken Style with grey accents running along the rocker panels. Large, graphite wheels look at home tucked in the coupe’s wheel wells and work with a fully adjustable HKS suspension to give the car a ground-hugging stance.
We’re eager to see who’s responsible for the last Genesis coupe project, as well as the three Genesis sedans that will debut at SEMA. Hopefully HKS will give us an idea of performance numbers at the show as well. We’ll have full coverage of the cars from Hyundai and everyone else live from Las Vegas this November.