The first version of the coupe has a turbocharged 2.0l 4 cylinder engine, capable of generating 210 horsepower. Named 2.0T, the car has an average 30 mpg (8l/100 km) highway fuel consumption rate and tops at 137 mph (220km/h).
The engine is controlled through a 6 speed manual transmission or an optional 5 speed automatic. The car runs on 18-inch Euroflange alloy wheels with Bridgestone Potenza RE92A tires (225/45VR18 front, 245/45VR18 rear).
Later in the year, a tuner-focused performance model, R-Spec, will arrive at Hyundai dealerships bulked up with superior Brembo brakes, stiffened suspension, a Torsen limited-slip differential and 19-inch gunmetal alloys shoed summer tires.
The more powerful 3.8l V6 engine has 306 horsepower and propels the car to a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/hour). The stock transmission is a 6 speed manual, but optionally a 6 speed automatic can be fitted onto the car.
This version will also benefit from a factory tuned model, called the 3.8 Track. The V6 model comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, Brembo brakes with 13.4-inch rotors and four-piston brakes, track-tuned suspension and Torsen-type limited-slip differential.
The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is a rear-wheel drive sports coupe, released on October 13, 2008 for the Korean market. It is Hyundai's first rear-wheel drive coupe and shares its basic platform with the Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan.