Hennessey Genesis Carbon Coupe Goes to SEMA

Proving that not only American-built vehicles can take a stand at the upcoming Specialty Equipment Market Association show (SEMA), the Koreans from Hyundai decided to give the Las Vegas public a taste of what the Genesis Coupe can be turned into.

So they teamed up with Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) and the Tuner School to create the Genesis Carbon Coupe. Which, even if it's not American, sure does feels like one...

The Carbon develops a staggering 500 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 465 lb.-ft of torque. Enough to propel it from naught to sixty in 3.9 seconds and to do the quarter in 12.5 seconds. OK, but why?

Because of the Hennessey Custom Single Turbo System, Precision 66 mm ball bearing turbocharger, Tial blow-off valve and 44 mm wastegate, a HKS boost controller and upgraded injectors and fuel pump, that's why!

The Genesis Coupe architecture is the ideal platform for tuners looking to make everyday modifications to their vehicles and our students at the Tuner School took full advantage,” Hennessey said about the car. “The visually stunning complete carbon fiber matte black wrap and high-end performance benchmarks create a monster SEMA car.

To work with a leading tuner such as John Hennessey and his Tuner School is a testament to the potential of our rear-wheel-drive Genesis Coupe,” Michael Deitz, Hyundai Motor America product planning manager. “With its 500 horsepower and 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds we expect this vehicle to be one of the stars of SEMA.
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